Infant in stroller killed in Brooklyn crash: NYPD

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UPDATE: The alleged driver has been taken into NYPD custody. Initially, police said the wrong-way driver was being sought and another man in the car was taken into custody, but on Sunday police said the man taken into custody was actually the driver.

CLINTON HILL, Brooklyn — A three-month-old baby was killed and her mother critically injured after the two were hit following a two-vehicle collision Saturday evening.

Officials said the call came in at around 6:20 p.m. Saturday for the two-car crash at Gates and Vanderbilt avenues.

Police said after the collision between the two vehicles, one of the vehicles crashed into the mother and daughter; the baby was in a stroller.

The mother was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, police said; the infant was also transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A driver of one of the vehicles remained on the scene, police said, and was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening, police said.

The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene on foot; a passenger in that vehicle was taken into police custody, and charges are pending, according to officers.

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