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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
26 year old Angel Carter was driving her 5 year old son to school when her Chevrolet Impala veered into oncoming traffic on U.S. 441.
"She swerved and come across, you can see the marks come across the pavement, into the F-350's lane of travel," says Senior Trooper Brian Stone, Georgia State Patrol.
Neither Carter nor her son, Tahj Campbell was wearing a seat belt. The little boy was partially ejected out of the front passenger window.
"Firefighters said that his head was out of the window," says Stone.
Robert Young works right next to where the wreck occurred and heard the crash.
"Seen the little child outside the car, hanging out of the car," says Robert Young, Diamond Cargo.
Campbell was pronounced dead at the hospital. Carter was taken to the hospital but wasn't seriously hurt.
70 year old Bernard Duncan was driving the ford truck. He was not injured in the crash.
Now troopers are sending a message to parents, make sure your kids are properly restrained.
"It is bad to see a child lose his life just because a parent failed to act, in keeping him safe," says Stone.
"Nobody rides in my automobile without a seat belt on, regardless, I don't care adult, child, yo9u get in, you put your seat belt on," says Young.
Because it could save a life.
Five-year-old Tahj Campbell was killed just before 7:00AM in Douglas when his mother's Chevrolet Impala veered into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit a dual-wheeled pickup truck, head on.
Neither he nor his mother, 26-year-old Angela Carter, were wearing seat belts when the collision happened, as the boy was being taken to school.
70-year-old Bernard Duncan was returning to his Florida home, traveling south on US 441. The wreck occurred near McNeil Avenue. Duncan did not suffer serious injury.
Both Carter and her son were taken to the hospital in Douglas.
Senior GSP Trooper Brian Stone told WALB that the boy was partially thrown out of the car, and it appeared that he died of internal injuries.
Traffic was backed up for over an hour in Douglas.
The cause of the wreck is still under investigation, and WALB will have more information soon.