Baby inside stolen vehicle killed in crash near 35th and Hope in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 1-year-old baby boy was killed in a car crash after his mother's vehicle was stolen on Friday evening, according to officials.

The official report from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said that the baby was secured in an infant car seat that was not secured to the vehicle. Officials said the baby's mother parked the unlocked vehicle at her home and quickly ran inside. The vehicle was then stolen by a suspect who later crashed near North 35th St. and Hope Ave.

The report mentioned that "an open, mostly consumed, bottle of alcohol (brandy) was sitting on the rear passenger seat." It is unknown to whom the bottle belonged to or if the suspect was drinking at the time of the crash.

According to the medical examiner's office, the baby, later identified as Zarion Robinson, was found in his car seat, but the car seat was found upside down on the floor of the car. The medical examiner's report said the baby had intact shoulder straps that were not engaged in the front buckle and no leg straps were found.

The baby was found in the car awake, alert and crying, according to the report. However, after arriving at Children's Wisconsin, Robinson was pronounced dead early Saturday morning.

Milwaukee police told CBS 58 News, the suspect accused of crashing the car -- a 31-year-old woman -- was taken into custody. 

Robinson's family and friends will be having a balloon release in the baby's honor on Tuesday at 6 p.m. on 35th St. and Hope Ave.

The family urges anyone who shows up to wear white or blue.

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