WOOD COUNTY, Texas — A child passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a fatal crash last Thursday has died.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the 7-month-old died Sunday night at the Children's Medical Center in Dallas.
According to DPS, the wreck occurred around 8:45 p.m. on SH- 37, north of Mineola.
The preliminary crash reports indicate the driver of a 2015 Dodge Journey, Anna Ruth Bates, 46, of Quitman was traveling north on SH-37 around a curve to the right in the roadway. At the same time, the driver of a 2003 Toyota 4Runner, Kaylie Michelle Hasten, 24, of Mineola was traveling south on the same roadway.
Hasten then crossed into the opposing lane, striking Bates head-on.
Bates was pronounced at the scene by Judge Janae Holland and taken to Beaty Funeral Home in Quitman.
Hasten was transported to Christus Mother Francis Hospital in stable condition. A one-year-old female passenger in Hasten's vehicle was transported to UT-Health –Tyler in stable condition.
Bates' passengers included children ages six and four and a 7-month-old. All occupants were restrained.
The crash remains under investigation.