A YOUNG mother and her 10-month-old baby have died after a car being driven by her sister overturned and rolled over in a horror accident.
The family was torn apart after the gray Fiat Punto wheeled several times when it went off the road – killing Consuelo Galindez Martinez, 26, and their baby daughter Alba.
Her older sister Sofia Galindez Martinez, 30, is said to have been behind the wheel of the car during the accident on Monday 6 June.
Consuelo was taken to the hospital along with Alba, but none of them could be saved by doctors.
Sofia remains in the hospital in serious condition.
The police are investigating the cause of the accident, in which the driver apparently lost control of the tailgate.
The car overturned several times after going off the road before coming to a stop in thick foliage with wheels floating in the air.
The crash happened on National Road No. 157 near the town of Recreo in Argentina’s northwestern province of Catamarca, near the border with Chile.
The mother reportedly worked as a speech therapist from San Miguel de Tucuman, the capital of northwestern Tucuman province.
The two women and the baby were taken to Zone Hospital Dr. Liborio Forte brought to the nearby town of Recreo.
A third sister, reportedly referred to as Delfina, reportedly took to Instagram to pay tribute to her.
She said: “My angels, I carry you in my heart, my sister.
“You came to teach us that nothing really matters, but everything is immensely appreciated. I love you.”
The College of Speech Therapists of Tucuman, where Consuelo graduated, also issued a statement honoring the mother.
They said: “The Board extends its deepest condolences to the family and close friends of Consuelo Galindez Martinez.”
Police investigations are continuing.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5521350/mum-dies-in-car-crash-baby-killed/ Mother, 26, and 10-month-old baby killed when car being driven by her sister overturns and overturns in horror crash