According to the Montgomery Advertiser, the crash occurred Friday when a 2001 Toyota Sienna was struck by a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer. The impact from the initial collision then sent the Toyota into a 2014 Ford Focus.
Authorities were called to the site of the crash on Interstate 85 about 2 miles north of Shorter around 6:30 pm. Roberto Linares, 55, and the 16-month-old were pronounced dead at the scene. Both were occupants of the Toyota Sienna.
Three other passengers in the Toyota were transported to the hospital with various injuries.
Investigations into the accident are ongoing, but DPS did confirm that the child was restrained in a car seat. Linares, however, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.