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Falling rock kills 11-month-old

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. A small, falling rock pierced a car’s windshield and killed an 11-month-old boy Sunday afternoon on a stretch of Highway 133 just south of Redstone.According to Pitkin County Director of Investigations Ron Ryan, the boy, Logan C.W. Cervantes, was riding in a child safety seat on the front seat between his parents, whose names have not been released, at about 4:30 p.m.Ryan said a rock fell from a canyon wall and pierced the windshield on the passenger side. The rock reportedly was deflected by the impact and struck the child in the face. The incident happened in the canyon a couple of miles south of Redstone on Highway 133, at mile marker 48.5, Ryan reported.A passing motorist carried the child to the Redstone station of the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District, where rescue personnel administered aid to the child until he was taken by ambulance to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital, from traumatic injuries to his head.The rock was “about seven inches by four inches” in size, Ryan reported. He said the family “lives in the Redstone area,” but declined to release any additional information except to say that no tickets were issued because “they did nothing wrong.”

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