4-month-old dies in Whitewater Twp. wreck

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A 4-month-old baby has died as a result of a car crash in Whitewater Township.

Police say Gavin W. Robertson was pronounced dead at Children's Hospital at 9:26 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred Tuesday night on state Route 128. Police say a Chevy Lumina driven by Catherine K. Rackley, Gavin's mother, was traveling northbound when she lost control and struck a tree.

Gavin was ejected from the vehicle out the back window.

Rackley was taken to University Hospital and is listed in serious condition.

Police say alcohol and/or drugs were not factors in the crash. Rackley was wearing a seatbelt. Gavin was in a car seat, but it was not properly secured.

The crash remains under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit.