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5-month-old child dies after I-81 car crash in North Country

A five-month-old child is dead after a car crash on I-81 in the North Country on Saturday.
Watertown (WSYR-TV) - A five-month-old child is dead after a car crash on I-81 in the North Country on Saturday.

State Police say 21-year-old Quartez Smith was driving southbound at about 5:30 a.m. when he began to get tired at the Watertown Center exit.

Troopers say he veered off the road, hit the median and the car went airborne before it hit a trailer holding an electronic DOT sign.

The 5-month-old was airlifted to Upstate Medical Center, where the child died.

Smith and two other adult passengers were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Troopers say the family was from Virginia and heading home from visiting relatives in Canada.

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