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4-Year-Old Girl Dies Following Head-On Collision In New Jersey

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HAMILTON, N.J., (CBS) – Officials say a 4-year-old girl has died following a car crash that also killed her father in Mercer County early Sunday morning.

The accident occurred shortly before 4 a.m. in Hamilton, New Jersey (See Previous Story).

Police say the victim, 28-year-old Jorge Deleon, was driving north on Route 29 in Trenton, when a car, heading in the wrong direction, hit his car.

Deleon was pronounced dead at the scene.

His four-year-old daughter was flown to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she later died on Monday.

His seven-year-old son is being treated for non-life threatening injuries at Capitol Health in Trenton.

Deleon’s family said he was driving his children home from a baby shower. They described Deleon as a hard-working man, who lived to provide for his family.

The driver of the other car, identified as 27-year-old Manuel Vazquez Gutirrez, was under the influence at the time of the accident, according to authorities.

He faces multiple charges, including death by auto, DUI, driving without a license and aggravated assault.

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