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2-month-old baby involved in fatal Decatur crash has died

2-month-old Xavier Martinez who was involved in the fatal accident of 25-year-old mother Daria Malaga late Friday evening in Decatur has died, a sergeant with the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office confirms. (Courtesy of the family)

2-month-old Xavier Martinez who was involved in the fatal accident of 25-year-old mother Daria Malaga late Friday evening in Decatur has died, a sergeant with the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office confirms.

The accident, which took place on M-51 near 89th Avenue in Decatur was a result of a 42-year-old Battle Creek woman who misjudged a curve in the road, causing her to cross into an oncoming lane and collide head on with Malaga's vehicle. Malaga was determined to be deceased at the scene, while the 2-month-old and 42-year-old were transported to local hospitals.

A sergeant with the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department said their preliminary investigation did indicate that the Battle Creek woman may have been under the influence of alcohol, but their investigation is currently being concluded.

The family of the baby have confirmed they are looking into funeral arrangements. A GoFundMe has been set up to assist in the costs of the service.

Currently, the 42-year-old is listed in good condition.

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