Mother Arrested in Head-On SUV Crash That Killed Her Baby Boy

The SUV crossed into oncoming traffic on Nordhoff Street, slamming head-on into a car and leaving two other children hospitalized

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A 4-month-old baby boy was killed and two other children remain hospitalized following a suspected DUI crash involving two SUVs on a North Hills street.

The head-on crash was reported at about midnight in the 15200 block of West Nordhoff Street in the west San Fernando Valley community. A white sport utility vehicle driven by the children's mother crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a black SUV, police said.

The white SUV then crashed into parked cars, police said.

The 23-year-old woman behind the wheel of the white SUV and her three children -- two 4-month-old twins and a toddler -- were hospitalized, police said. The 4-month-old boy died at the hospital.

A 4-month-old girl and the toddler were in critical condition.

The driver was arrested on suspicion or murder and DUI. An initial court date was not provided in jail records.

The initial investigation indicated the children might not have been properly secured in their car seats, police said.


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The driver of the black SUV was hospitalized with moderate injuries.

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