Coroner: Infant dies after last week's triple-fatal accident

Published: Jul. 19, 2012 at 9:14 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM EDT
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Troopers investigate deadly crash on Interstate 26 in Calhoun County
Troopers investigate deadly crash on Interstate 26 in Calhoun County

CALHOUN COUNTY, SC (WIS) - An infant ejected from an SUV on Interstate 26 last Thursday died over the weekend, according to the coroner.

Calhoun County Coroner Donnie Porth said 1-month-old Donte Trevell Turnipseed-Sturdivant died from injuries in the crash.

Porth said a car seat was found about 15-feet from the Ford Explorer, but the infant was not in it. The little boy was born June 20.

35-year old Tresy Sheron Crowder of Charlotte and 27-year-old Sharhonda Turnipseed of Monroe, NC also died in the accident, according to Porth.

Authorities said the Explorer left the right side of the road and overturned around 4:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 137.

Investigators said on Thursday that the driver and a passenger were killed. However, it is unclear who was driving.

A total of eight people were in the SUV, including an infant, a toddler and an 8-year-old.

Three people were thrown from the SUV.

Eastbound traffic was backed up for about 7 miles behind the wreck after a tree fell onto the roadway and blocked both lanes a few miles before the scene.

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