5-year-old girl dies following crash in Wayne County

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WAYNE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A child is now dead after she succumbed to injuries sustained in a car crash Thursday afternoon.

It happened just after 1 p.m. on State Road 227 north of Roell Road in Wayne County when a car ran head-on into another vehicle on the crest of a hill.

Preliminary investigations determined that 45-year-old Anthony Zircher was attempting to pass a vehicle in the no-passing zone of the road when he ran into a Toyota driven by Britney Byrley.

Byrley had to be extricated from the car in serious condition.

A 5-year-old girl was taken to Reid Health Hospital where she was stabilized. She was later flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where she died.

An infant who was also in the car suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Zircher was taken Reid Health Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

An investigation into possible charges for the crash is underway.

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