10-month-old girl dies in La. crash

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 8, 2009

MONROE (AP) — A 10-month-old girl died Saturday in a car crash in Union Parish.

State Police say 19-year-old Shianne Bilberry of Farmerville lost control of her vehicle while traveling south on Wesley Russell Road, striking a tree.

Bilberry suffered moderate injuries in the crash that seriously injured her daughter, who was airlifted to the LSU Medical Center Shreveport in critical condition.

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Authorities say the front seat passenger, 35-year-old Patricia Conville of Farmerville, was holding the child in her lap at the time of the crash.

Conville suffered moderate injuries and another passenger, an 8-year-old female, sustained minor injuries. Both were taken to a hospital.

Shianne Bilberry was given a citation for careless operation, no driver’s license and failure to use a child restraint.


Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com