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Coroner: Domestic dispute related to baby dying, mom being injured in wreck

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A 2-month-old baby girl who was thrown to her death on I-75 was identified Sunday along with her mother who remained in critical condition after a single-vehicle wreck in Macon.

And officials said the wreck may have been the result of domestic dispute.

The Bibb County Coroner identified the infant as Karleigh Fountain and her mother as Ms. Laqwesha Johnson, 21, both of Macon.

The incident happened shortly after 5 p.m. on I-75 south near Pio Nono Avenue and Rocky Creek Road, according to Macon police.

Coroner Mr. Leon Jones said the woman and her child were heading south on I-75 in 1991 Honda Accord while baby’s dad was in another car when the crash happened.

“She lost control, the car flipped and threw the baby outside,” Mr. Jones said.

The baby died at 5:22 p.m. at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, he said.

So far, police don’t know what caused the single-vehicle wreck.

“It appears to be a domestic situation,” Mr. Jones said. He did not provide any additional details.

Ms. Johnson was also transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia, police spokeswoman Ms. Jami Gaudet said.

Police have not released any additional details on the wreck.

Ms. Gaudet said the investigation is ongoing as to the cause.

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