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NEW ORLEANS -- An 8-month-old boy is dead after a car crash Tuesday morning in New Orleans East.

The accident happened on I-10 Service Road near Westlake Drive, according to the New Orleans Police Department spokesman Officer Garry Flot.

Flot said an unidentified 23-year-old woman was driving in a red Ford Focus eastbound on the I-10 Service Road with her 8-month-old baby when she lost control of her vehicle. She veered into oncoming traffic and hit a Nissan Titan truck.

Flot said the baby died in the hospital. The mother was not injured.

The sole person in the Nissan, an unidentified 63-year-old man, suffered only a minor injury.

Flot didn't comment on whether the baby was in a car seat, but said it was an ongoing investigation.

Blood and alcohol tests are pending.

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