Official say an infant killed in an automobile accident was not properly restrained.
Authorities believe an infant who was thrown from a vehicle and killed in a two-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon may have survived if properly restrained in a car seat. The accident happened just before 5:00 p.m. near the Two Notch Rd. on Interstate 20. The collision sent two vehicles off the side of the road and caused them to flip over.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 11-month-old Ayden Ferby of Columbia was unrestrained and thrown from one of the vehicles. The infant died at the scene. Watts said the tragedy most likely could have been avoided if the baby had been properly restrained in a car seat. Another passenger was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
It is unclear if any charges will be filed. The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate.