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Child injured in Friday car crash dies Saturday

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Oct 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-05 15:21:43-04

MURRAY — A child died Saturday after he was injured in a car accident Friday afternoon.

Unified Police Spokesman Ken Hansen previously told FOX 13 News that the child was on life support, and police officials later said the child was taken off of life support sometime Saturday afternoon.

The child was being kept on life support long enough for doctors to harvest his organs, said uncle and godfather Scott Cook.

The 3-month-old boy was in the back seat of a Geo Tracker when the driver of an SUV reportedly crashed into it at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Police said the driver of the SUV had been driving erratically and ran a red light at 3900 S. State Street at a high rate of speed. That SUV then crashed into the back of a Geo Tracker, sending it into a car, an officer said.

Another car was hit in the crash, police said. The SUV plunged into the creek.

Witnesses told FOX 13 News a man was trapped in the vehicle up to his chest in water. Water rescue crews were called to extract him.

Hansen said the driver of the SUV received back and chest injuries.