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Infant dies at Fort Worth hospital after crash near Abilene

An girl from Sweetwater died early Friday at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth where she was taken following a two-vehicle wreck near Abilene that involved a man from Arlington, officials said.

Jaslyn Woodward, 3 months old, was identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office.

The accident was reported 9 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 20 on the west side of Taylor County, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported.

The report was released by Senior Trooper Sparky Dean of the DPS office in Abilene.

An eastbound 2003 Ford Mustang driven by David Kennedy, 19, of Arlington, collided with a westbound 2004 Chevrolet Impala driven by Gloria Woodward, 44, of Sweetwater, the infant's grandmother, Dean said.

Kennedy, who was traveling from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, told investigators that something ran in front of his car, Dean said.

"He attempted to avoid the impact and his vehicle traveled across the dividing section, into the path of the eastbound Chevrolet, striking it head-on," Dean said.

Jaslyn Woodward was taken to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene and then to Cook, Dean said. She died there at 2:43 a.m. Friday, according to the medical examiner's office.

Also in the Impala were the child's parents, Troy Woodward, 21, and 20-year-old Felicia Q. Bernal, Dean said. Two siblings, Tristan, 4, and Adriana, 3, were also in the car, but they were not hurt, Dean said.

Kennedy was treated and released at Hendrick, said Elizabeth Newman, hospital spokeswoman.

She added that Gloria Woodward was in fair condition at the hospital, but Troy Woodward was treated and released.

Felicia Bernal, Newman said, was taken to another hospital but she did not know which one or the woman's medical condition.

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