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Police: Child not properly secured in booster seat killed in crash

Generic booster seat (Flickr/Dan Tanchak) Generic booster seat (Flickr/Dan Tanchak)

 A 6-year-old who police say was not properly secured in a booster seat died from injuries after a car crash in Springfield Township Tuesday. 

According to police, the two-car crash happened around 9:45 p.m. at the intersection of Winton Road and North Hill Lane.

Police say Shalita Chess, 26, failed to yield the right-of-way when turning on to Winton Road and struck a car driven by Scott Barnes, 19. 

Two children, ages 6 and 7, who were riding in Chess' car were taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital with injuries. The 6-year-old died at the hospital from injuries around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. The 7-year-old was treated for minor injuries. The Hamilton County Coroner's Office confirms that the 6-year-old boy is the son of Chess. 

Police say both children were not secured with booster seats that meet the federal motor vehicle safety standards. Chess also did not have a valid driver's license at the time of the crash, authorities say.

Springfield Police Department is investigating the crash. Officials say the facts of the crash will be presented to the prosecutor's office for possible charges. 

At this time, no charges have been filed. 

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Springfield Township Police Department at 513-729-1300.

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