A crash off the Gulf Freeway overnight killed a woman and her baby after an SUV rear-ended their vehicle on the feeder road.

The incident happened on the southbound frontage road near El Dorado Boulevard at about 4 a.m. when a white Lincoln hit the woman’s Toyota Scion.

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While the baby was strapped in a car seat, authorities say it is unclear if it was installed correctly and if the baby was properly strapped in. Both occupants were found dead inside the vehicle.

According to officials, the driver of the Lincoln, a 20-year-old woman, may have been under the influence of alcohol.

A 17-year-old girl in the front passenger seat was taken to the hospital.

Portions of the road were closed for hours as police investigated the accident.

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Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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