2-year-old boy killed in rollover crash in Kansas
Two-year-old Felipe James Tomas was killed when the vehicle he was in rolled in southwest Kansas. The accident happened Sunday in Meade County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a 2001 Chevy Suburban was heading west when the driver lost control on a curve. The SUV went into a ditch and rolled.
Tomas, of Friona, Texas, was taken to Meade District Hospital where he later died. The Patrol reports he was sitting in a car seat but appeared to have not been buckled up.
Two others in the vehicle, 34-year-old Vicente Tomas-Tino and 23-year-old Isabel Solis-Gomez, were taken to the hospital for treatment of possible injuries.
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In 2013, 638 children ages 12 and younger died in motor vehicle crashes and more than 127,250 were injured according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death among children in the United States.
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