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Baby dies after vehicle slid into drainage canal

January 18, 2018

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Officials say an 8-month-old boy died after his mother’s SUV skidded on ice and slid into a drainage canal in Louisiana, and his 19-year-old mother remains in critical condition.

Jefferson Parish Coroner Gerry Cvitanovich identified the baby as Kollage Le-Silva.

Sheriff’s spokesman Glen Boyd said the baby’s mother, Deilyn Silva, remained in critical condition Thursday, a day after her SUV apparently skidded on a patch of ice. He confirmed that the baby’s father is Kollage Le.

Authorities say both mother and child were unconscious when pulled from the vehicle.

Le tells The New Orleans Advocate that they both had to work in spite of the weather, and Silva had just left him to take Kollage Jr. to their babysitter’s.

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