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A woman in a car seat and baby in an SUV dies in a crash

A mother and her 2-year-old baby died in a collision on the Interstate Highway 5 north of Phoenix on Sunday, officials said.

The mother and baby were in the passenger seat of the car when it went over a bridge on Interstate 5 in Prescott, Arizona, about 10:15 a.m.

ET, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Sgt. Erin O’Malley said.

The car swerved and struck a tractor-trailer.

The mother was taken to a hospital and the baby was transported to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, O’Melley said.

There was no immediate word on a cause of death.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the highway was shut down for hours as crews worked to remove debris from the crash scene.

A red light was flashing before the accident, and the driver of the tractor-tractor could be heard yelling for help, according to a statement from the Prescott Police Department.

The highway reopened about an hour later and reopened at 1:30 p.m., O’Neill said.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.