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Car seat contributed to toddler crash death

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

September 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A toddler killed in a crash near Palm Springs was sitting in a car seat that was not properly installed, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash happened shortly before noon on Sunday, on eastbound Interstate 10, near Indian Canyon Drive. Investigators say the rear tire of the pickup truck blew out, causing the driver to lose control and slam into the center divider.

Sixteen-month-old Evelyn Giselle Pinto of Phoenix, Ariz., was thrown from the vehicle and killed.

No one else was injured.

City News Service contributed to this report.