Authorities: 5th child dies following van crash

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities say a fifth child has died as a result of injuries sustained after a minivan carrying 15 people blew a tire and crashed on Interstate 10 over the weekend.

State police say 12-year-old Ariel Hines, of Harvey, died Monday at a Baton Rouge hospital.

In all, six people have died as a result of the crash near Baton Rouge, including the driver and five children ranging in age from two to 14. The others in the van were injured, some, critically.

State police have said none of the 13 children in the van was wearing a seat belt and all were thrown from the vehicle.

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