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DUI suspect charged with murder after infant dies in crash

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James O'Bannon now faces a charge of murder, among others. (Source: LMDC) James O'Bannon now faces a charge of murder, among others. (Source: LMDC)
He then hit a Ford Windstar, traveling south bound on 18th. The Ford had the right of way. He then hit a Ford Windstar, traveling south bound on 18th. The Ford had the right of way.
According to police, the driver of the Dodge has been identified as James O'Bannon, 51. According to police, the driver of the Dodge has been identified as James O'Bannon, 51.
Twin infants, passengers in the Ford, were transported to Kosair Children's Hospital. Twin infants, passengers in the Ford, were transported to Kosair Children's Hospital.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A suspected drunk driver killed an infant and severely injured another just after midnight Saturday morning.

According to police, a collision occurred at the intersection of 18th and Cedar Streets. Witnesses said the driver of a Dodge Dakota truck was traveling westbound on Cedar and ran the stop sign. He then hit a Ford Windstar minivan traveling southbound on 18th.

Police said the Ford had the right of way. The force of the accident caused the van to rotate and strike a utility pole, according to detectives.

Twin infants, passengers in the Ford, were transported to Kosair Children's Hospital. Avani Ingram, five months old, died at Kosair Children's Hospital 1 a.m. Saturday. The other is listed in critical, but stable condition. The children lived in Warsaw Kentucky.

According to police, the driver of the Dodge has been identified as James O'Bannon, 51. He was transported to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

O'Bannon's charges include murder, three counts of assault, two counts of wanton endangerment, DUI, driving on a suspended license and no insurance. O'Bannon had a previous DUI which is why his license was suspended.

The Ford was driven by the mother of the infants and she had three other juveniles with her. A 15-year-old and 14-year-old were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver and a third juvenile were uninjured.

Police said no one else was in the truck with O'Bannon.

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