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Injured in Caledonia car crash, baby Everleigh dies

Everleigh Haworth-Battice "died in her mother's arms," her grandmother says.

Everleigh Haworth-Battice 'died in her mother's arms,' her grandmother says

Ontario Provincial Police announced Monday that 1-year-old Everleigh Haworth-Battice has died from her injuries after a single car crash in Caledonia last week. (Karen Grace Cosby/Facebook)

A baby girl who was severely injured in a Caledonia car crash last week has died.

Everleigh Haworth-Battice died in hospital on Monday, Haldimand County OPP confirmed.

On Facebook, Everleigh's Grandmother Karen Grace Cosby said that the young girl died "in her mother's arms and surrounded by the love and support of her extended family."

"In many ways it doesn't seem fair," she said. "Parents and grandparents aren't supposed to bury their babies."

"It gives me comfort to know that Everleigh is in Heaven, running, and flying, and playing with the other baby Angels, or sitting on His knee reading story books."

The 1-year-old had been in hospital since a single-vehicle Dec. 1 crash where a silver SUV left the road and rolled several times before striking a utility pole at Haldimand Road #9 and Fifth Line Road.

Police say the SUV was driven by 19-year-old Heather Haworth, the girl's mother.

Haworth was also taken to hospital, but only suffered minor injuries.

Police say that the SUV was going southbound on Haldimand Road #9 when it crossed the northbound lane and entered the ditch.

Police are still investigating the cause of the collision, and say it could take months.

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