Toddler Dies Days After Losing Family to Anthony Crash

Toddler Dies Days After Losing Family to Anthony Crash
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POSTED: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 7:11pm

The sole survivor of a tragic two-car collision was pronounced dead Friday.

Two-year-old Jaiden Kiing Valenzuela, along with his parents and newborn baby sister were victims of a deadly accident Wednesday, where his father, Andrew Valenzuela, 22, was said to have run a stop sign and collided with an oncoming pickup truck on the intersection of Westside Dr. and Vinton Rd. in Anthony, New Mexico. 

Valenzuela Sr. died at the scene. His pregnant girlfriend, Karla Diaz, 21, was a passenger in the car, along with baby Jaiden. 

Diaz and the Jaiden were taken to the hospital in El Paso with serious injuries. Diaz delivered a baby girl immediately after arriving at the hospital. Both Diaz and the newborn baby died a short time later.

Deputies said no one in Valenzuela's vehicle was wearing a seat belt, and the boy's car seat was not properly secured.

The driver of the pickup was treated for minor cuts and has since been released from the hospital.   

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