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Child identified in fatal Champion crash

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The 2-year-old who died as a result of a two-vehicle accident Friday night in the town of Champion has been identified as Maria J. Johnson of Roberts Road, Copenhagen.

The girl and her mother, Wilhelmina Johnson, 42, suffered head trauma and were flown by a LifeNet helicopter to Upstate Medical University, Syracuse. Maria died at 8:48 p.m. at the hospital. Wilhelmina Johnson was listed in good condition Monday night, state police said.

Police said Ms. Johnson was driving a 2007 Nissan Versa on County Route 45 with Maria in a rear passenger seat when her car collided with a Dodge pickup truck driven by Brian D. Phillips, 42, Carthage. Mr. Phillips was treated at the scene. No charges were filed.

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