Shortly before 10:00 PM on Saturday, December 19, 2020, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the intersection of Valley Road at Commerce Avenue in Fairfield on wreck involving 3 vehicles. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered that a Dodge Ram pick-up struck two other vehicles from behind at a high rate of speed. A one-year-old child, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles that had been struck, was trapped in the automobile. Once rescue personnel removed the child from the vehicle, she was transported to Children’s Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
Two others involved in the crash were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Their injuries are thought to be non-life threatening.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s START team will continue investigating this incident.