Sadly, Kellan McCarty died from the injuries he sustained while being improperly restrained in a child safety seat in the backseat of a sports utility vehicle. He was taken by life-flight from the accident scene to Memorial Health University Medical Center. He was pronounced dead on the evening of Wednesday, October 8, 2008. The driver, Jade Nicole Lee was uninjured from the accident. She was driving a 2006 Chevy sport utility vehicle at 7:44 a.m., when her vehicle veered from the lane she was in. The investigation reveals she over-corrected and ran off the other side of the road into a ditch and hit a tree.
Children and infants may suffer head injuries from impacts as low as 4 mph if unrestrained, depending on what type of surface the passenger’s head hits.