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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4, 2009, 11:24 A.M.

Car seat death leads to charge

Police say mother installed baby’s seat improperly

Jody Lawrence-Turner
Staff writer

Spokane County prosecutors charged a Post Falls woman with vehicular homicide Tuesday in the death of her infant daughter, who was severely injured by a car’s airbag while riding in a rear-facing car seat in Spokane.

If convicted, it could be the first time in Washington a parent has been held accountable for the death of a child stemming from an improperly installed car seat, prosecutors and police say.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/feb/04/car-seat-death-leads-to-charge/




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