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Friday, August 19, 2016

Dramatic I-275 Crash Video Shows Baby Thrown from Car

Parents indicted, driver died in crash

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Authorities released dramatic video Friday showing a 7-month-old being thrown from a vehicle in a February crash.

The baby boy was in extremely critical condition following the crash on I-275 in Fort Thomas but has since recovered. He was launched from his car seat when the vehicle rolled over.

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His parents, Billy Jones and Amanda Thomas, were indicted Friday but have not yet been arrested, according to Fort Thomas Police Lt. Rich Whitford.

See video, article from FTM Media Partner, WCPO. 

Michael Gilliam, 48, was also ejected from the vehicle and was killed in the crash.

Toxicology reports showed Thomas and Jones were under the influence of heroin at the time of the crash, Whitford said.

During the initial crash investigation, police believed drugs were involved. Several drug needles were found in the car, officers told FTM, but it was initially unclear who the driver was.

On Friday, Whitford revealed that Gilliam was the driver of the vehicle and that all three adults were using heroin at the time of the crash.

Witnesses said the car was going fast and veered from the middle lane off the shoulder, then rolled several times. Police said the car rolled several times just after it sped from I-471 onto eastbound I-275.

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