Police: A baby who was found underwater after his mother crashed into a pond has died

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SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4 News) – An infant has died after his mom crashed into a pond at a golf course late Sunday evening.

Police were called to Golf The Round golf course for reports of an erratic driver. When they arrived they found a woman, identified as Brittanie Mae Miloshevsky, passed out and a car crashed in a nearby pond.

Police say Miloshevsky drove her vehicle, while impaired, into the pond at the golf course located at 600 West 3300 South.

Officers dived in to check the vehicle and saw an infant still in the submerged car. The officers were eventually able to get the infant out and was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he later died.

“Two officers dived [sic] to get into the pond diving underneath to retrieve that child and extract that child out of the car seat,” South Salt Lake Public Information Officer Danielle Croyle said. 

Police questioned Miloshevsky and later arrested her. She faces multiple felony charges including driving under the influence with serious bodily injury to a child, child abuse, child endangerment, and criminal mischief.

Officials say the water is part of a wastewater plant and the officers who dove in to rescue the infant were treated at the hospital.

Miloshevsky now faces child abuse homicide as related to the death of her 18-month-old son.

If you suspect child abuse or neglect contact the DCFS 24/7 hotline: 855-323-3237. For more information, visit dcfs.utah.gov.

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