Infant child from Texas killed in Sumner crash

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By Shane Farley
June 14, 2013 - 9:52:29 pm

An infant girl from Texas died Friday afternoon in a rollover accident in Sumner County, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Six-month-old Azura F. Rushing, of Livingston, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. She was not wearing a safety restraint, according to a written report.

Rushing was a passenger in a 1994 Ford Explorer being driven by her mother, 31-year-old Tabitha L. Rushing. The vehicle was northbound on U.S. 177 highway, about two miles south of South Haven, when the accident occurred.

The Explorer left the roadway for an unknown reason. Tabitha Rushing was attempting to regain control of it when it overturned, rolled one-and-a-half times and came to rest on its roof.

The accident occurred around 3:15 p.m.

A second passenger, 6-year-old Ella M. Rushing, was injured and taken to a Wichita hospital.

Tabitha Rushing was injured but not transported to a hospital. Both Tabitha Rushing and Ella Rushing were wearing seat belts.

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