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Toddler dies in car crash on Route 40 Monday night

A 2-year-old died Monday night in a car accident on Route 40, according to police.

Police responded to the car crash at about 10:10 p.m. Monday near the Mulberry Street exit, where a female driver traveling east lost control of her vehicle. The car flipped and a toddler was thrown from the vehicle.

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The driver told police the child had unbuckled himself during the ride.

The toddler was unreponsive when police arrived. Medics transported the driver and child to a nearby hospital, where the toddler was pronounced dead, according to police.

Police did not identify the driver or the child.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call investigators at 410-396-2606.

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