Newborn dies following vehicle collision involving mother

Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 02:56 PM.

Cooper was reported to have sustained no injuries.

Nathan and Tara Merchant were reported to have minor to serious injuries and were taken to Gulf Coast Medical Center.

According to the release, all were wearing their seatbelts and alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

Tara Merchant experienced pregnancy complications due to injuries related to the crash and gave birth to a girl on Feb. 14, but the baby was pronounced dead at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola on Saturday, according to the release.

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