A four-year-old child who was hospitalized after being seriously injured in a crash passed away on Sunday.
The crash happened on Sunday, November 19 on Louisiana Highway 3 south of Benton.
Troopers say 34-year-old Morgan Grantham of Benton was traveling west on Kingston Road making a left turn onto LA 3 with a green signal. Her vehicle was hit by a pickup truck traveling south on LA 3 driven by 48-year-old Shane Christopher DeMoss of Plain Dealing.
Grantham was wearing a seat belt and was transported from the scene with moderate injuries. A passenger in the 4Runner, four-year-old Katie Grantham of Benton, was thrown from her booster seat and transported from the scene with critical injuries. Katie succumbed to those injuries on Sunday afternoon.
DeMoss was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. He was charged with running a red light. The crash remains under investigation.
Katie’s parents chose to honor their daughter by donating her organs for the benefit of others.
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