Crash kills mother, child hospitalized

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A weekend car crash in Caroline County leaves a mother dead and her baby hospitalized.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon around 5:30 on Ladysmith Road, just east of Countyline Church Road.

Police tell us Catherine Hill of Fredericksburg ran her car off the side of the road and struck a tree.

The 22-year-old mother died at the scene.

Her 17-month-old daughter was in a safety seat and flown to VCU medical center.

Police say the mother was not wearing a seat belt.

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