Baby survives deadly crash near Franklin, KY - WSMV Channel 4

Baby survives deadly crash near Franklin, KY

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FRANKLIN, KY (WSMV) - A one-year-old baby survived a deadly crash near Franklin, KY Friday afternoon.

According to State Police, the child was in a Volkswagen with Samantha Eastgate, 22, and Jonathan Rimmel IV, 13, when the vehicle pulled into the path of an oncoming truck at the corner of Middleton and Locust Grove roads.

The truck hit the passenger side of the Volkswagen, killing Rimmel.  Eastgate was taken to Bowling Green Medical Center and later flown to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, where she died.

The baby was secured in a car seat and survived without injuries, according to police.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries.

Police say family members now have custody of the baby.

The investigation is ongoing.

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