11-year-old girl thrown from car last week in Chattanooga dies

11-year-old girl thrown from car last week in Chattanooga dies

September 25th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

An 11-year-old girl who was thrown from a car last week in a traffic accident has died, according to Chattanooga police.

The crash happened Sept. 19 at 3400 Rossville Blvd. Police said Rosalia Velasquez, 38, was driving north with her daughter and her 6-year-old son riding unrestrained in the vehicle. Police said Velasquez turned in front of an oncoming car and both children were thrown out and injured. Velasquez also was injured.

The crash is still under investigation and no decision has been made whether to file charges, police said.