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Sumner County crash kills Texas infant Friday

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, June 14, 2013, at 10:32 p.m.

A Texas infant died Friday when her mother’s SUV veered off U.S. 177 and crashed in Sumner County.

Six-month-old Azura Rushing was in the 1994 Ford Explorer with her mother and a 6-year-old girl when if left the roadway shortly after 3 p.m., two miles south of South Haven, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report. The mother, 31-year-old Tabitha Rushing, tried to return to the road but the SUV rolled and landed on its roof.

The 6-month-old died at the scene, the highway patrol said.

The 6-year-old girl was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis for treatment; her condition was not immediately available from hospital staff Saturday evening.

Tabitha Rushing also was injured but was not transported to a hospital, the highway patrol said.

The Rushings are from Livingston, Texas, KHP reports.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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