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Baby ejected during Sunday night rollover near Woodville survives

WOODVILLE -- A Chicago woman told troopers she dozed off while driving I-94 westbound, just west of the Woodville exit Sunday evening. Her car drifted onto the shoulder and when she overcorrected, lost control of the vehicle causing it to enter the west ditch and roll several times.

When emergency personnel arrived, the driver and her passenger were still in the heavily damaged car and the responding trooper found their one-year-old girl that had been belted into a booster seat, laying on the ground nearby but the baby was conscious and alert.

Respondents to the 8:40 p.m. incident included Baldwin Police, St. Croix Co. sheriff's deputies, Baldwin Area Ambulance and United Fire units from its Baldwin-, Hammond and Woodville stations.

The driver of the 1994 Toyota passenger car was identified as Davia N. Johnson, 24, of Chicago, and passengers included her one-year-old girl from Chicago and Marcele Johnson, 33, of Minneapolis. All three were transported to Baldwin Area Medical Center with "non-life threatening injuries" but were later taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul for further evaluation, the Patrol stated in a press release.

The driver consented to a blood draw but there was no indication of alcohol-use, according to the State Patrol.

The crash remains under investigation.

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