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Marion toddler dies in crash

A 1-year-old Marion County girl died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening, Kentucky State Police said in a news release.

Rashawna Vancleave was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt but was not in a child-safety seat when the car in which she was a passenger was hit, state police said.

Four other people were treated for injuries after the wreck, which happened at 7:43 p.m. about two miles west of Lebanon on Ky. 68.

State police said Eugene Owens, 35, of Lebanon was driving east in a 2001 Pontiac when he turned left onto a side road in the path of a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Tim Clark, 57, of Lebanon, state police said.

Clark's truck hit Owens' car in the passenger side, knocking it over an embankment.

Clark was not wearing a seat belt and was partially thrown out of the truck. He was treated at Springview Hospital in Lebanon.

Owens, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. One of his passengers, Shirley Vancleave, 20, of Lebanon was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the car. She was taken to U of L for treatment.

Another passenger, Ryasia Vancleave, 2, was wearing a seat belt but was not in a child-safety seat. She was treated at the Lebanon hospital, state police said.

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