Mother killed, baby critically injured in crash on interstate in Washington

A crash involving multiple vehicles Saturday night killed a 21-year-old woman and left her 1-year-old daughter fighting for her life at Harborview Medical Center.

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The crash happened before 9 p.m. on Interstate 5 near 200th Street in Kent, authorities said.

Troopers with Washington State Patrol said the mother tried to avoid another vehicle that was slowing down in front of her but ended up hitting it and the guardrail.

Troopers said two other vehicles crashed into the mother’s car and one hit the side where the baby was sitting. People stopped to help, pulled the baby from the car, performed CPR and got her breathing before medics arrived, officials said.

KIRO-TV learned Sunday morning that the baby remained in critical condition at Harborview.

No other people were seriously injured in the crash.

Troopers reminded drivers to always keep a safe following distance when on the road so there is enough room to make any immediate adjustments.

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