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Baby Dies From Injuries Sustained In Car Accident

Posted January 8, 2006

— A 9-month-old girl who was seriously injured in an accident Friday morning has died.

Katelyn Kelbaugh died at WakeMed Saturday evening as a result of injuries she received in a two-vehicle accident.

Authorities say her grandmother, Cathy Royal, of Garner, was going south on Hilltop Road and was attempting to turn left on N.C. Highway 42 when she ran a stop sign and hit a work van that was traveling east.

Royal and her grandson, 15-year-old Jonathan Royal, were taken to WakeMed with minor injuries. Six people in the van were also injured.

Authorities charged Royal with a stop sign violation. They have not said whether she faces any other charges in connection with the child's death.

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