5-Year-old killed, mom thrown from car in I-10 rollover wreck

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Little boy was in car seat

UPDATE: Jan. 16

PHOENIX -- A 5-year-old is dead and his mother and another person are in the hospital after a brutal car wreck on Interstate 10.

It happened just before 9 p.m. Thursday.

According to the Department of Public Safety, a Ford Taurus station wagon was heading east on Interstate 10 when the driver, Citalli Martinez, lost control.

The car flipped, landing right-side up on the off ramp to 75th Avenue.

Martinez, 19, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the car. She was taken to the hospital. Her condition Friday morning was not immediately available.

Her 5-year-old son, Daniel Bravo Martinez, was killed in the wreck. While Martinez herself was not wearing her seat belt, investigators said her little boy was in a car seat.

Officers and firefighters tried to resuscitate Daniel, but they were not able to save him. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

DPS Officer Robert Bailey said investigators are trying to determine if child car seat Daniel was in was properly installed and used.

A adult passenger was also injured in the rollover. Investigators do not know if Alejandro Coronado, 23, was wearing a seat belt.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the crash.

The far right two lanes of the freeway and the 75th Avenue off ramp were closed for hours. They re-opened just before midnight.