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Father of baby who died in crash near Three Forks has been charged with careless driving

Posted July 11

— Charges have been filed against the father of the infant who died in a crash west of Bozeman on Friday.

Florin Dumitru, 18 years old, has been charged with careless driving, driving with a suspended license, and failure to provide proof of insurance.

His bond was set at $1,605 and he must appear in Justice Court by July 17th.

Just after 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dumitru was driving west on Interstate 90 near Logan when the vehicle rolled several times.

The five-month-old baby and the baby's mother were both thrown from the vehicle.

They were both taken to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, where the baby died.

There is no word on the condition of the mother.

We will update you if we get more information.

(JULY 8, 2017) A baby died after being injured in a crash west of Bozeman on Friday.

The crash happened at about 5:40 p.m. on Friday on 1-90 at mile marker 282 near Logan.

According to Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Pat McLaughlin, a family was traveling west when the driver lost control for unknown reasons.

The vehicle went into the median where it rolled several times. The infant and one of the parents were thrown from the vehicle.

The baby was taken to the hospital but died from the injuries.

The Montana Highway Patrol said on Saturday that the coroner was called this morning to confirm the death.

Authorities have not released the names of the family members at this point.

They do not believe that speed, alcohol, or weather were factors in the crash.

MTN has not yet been able to confirm whether the parents were wearing seatbelts, but several sources have indicated that the baby was not properly restrained at the time of the crash.

The family was from California.

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