WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — A 6-year-old girl was killed in a car accident Monday evening.

According to police, there was a single car crash at Wakefield Valley Road and Route 31.

Officials say a 2002 Jeep Liberty was traveling east on Rt. 31 when it slid on the wet roadway. The SUV veered off the eastbound shoulder and struck a utility pole.

Marissa Meridith Carter died during the crash as a result of head trauma. Officials say she was in a child safety seat but the seat was not properly installed.

Carter’s mother, 39-year-old Rise Lorraine Berger, was taken to a local hospital, where she refused treatment.

Alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.


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