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Infant killed when car crashed into home was driver's daughter

November 1, 2010 | 10:18 am

An infant girl killed when a car crashed into a Boyle Heights house was the daughter of the driver, authorities said Monday.

The baby's 19-year-old mother, the father's girlfriend, also was killed in the accident, which occurred just before midnight Sunday near Mott and Cincinnati streets.

The man, whose name had not been released, was arrested, and his motive was under investigation, police said.

The couple’s daughter was about a week old, said Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

The baby and her mother were pronounced dead at a hospital, said LAPD Officer Gregory Baek. Their names were being withheld until their relatives could be notified, Winter said.

-- Stephen Ceasar and Robert Faturechi

Photo: A woman passes the scene where a 19-year-old woman and her 10-day-old baby were killed when the infant's father drove his vehicle into their home. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times