Baby child killed in central Fla. traffic crash


Published: Monday, January 5, 2009 at 3:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 5, 2009 at 3:28 p.m.

LAKE WALES, Fla. -- Authorities say a 6-month-old child is dead after a traffic accident in central Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Jayla Lee was killed and two other children were seriously injured after the car they were traveling in was hit by a vehicle that ran a red light in Lake Wales.

The FHP says Mitchell Andrew Hilkemeyer struck a 1999 Chevrolet driven by Nicole Pounds early Sunday evening. Pounds was critically injured, and three others passengers, including a 10-month-old child, were injured.

Jayla was seated in a child safety seat but died at the scene.

Charges have not been filed, but authorities say the investigation in ongoing.

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