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Mom, dad released from hospital after 13-month-old killed in Christmas wreck

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GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Hospital officials say a man and woman have been released from the hospital after being injured in a wreck that killed their 13-month-old daughter.

Alexander and Kelsey Hooper have been released from Carolinas Medical Center, according to hospital officials.

The Hoopers were injured in a wreck along US 74 near Morven Freight Line Road on Christmas Day.

The couple's daughter, 13-month-old Alexis Hooper, was killed in the crash.

According to Wadesboro Police, the Hooper family was in the Volkswagen, heading back home to Gaston County after a holiday get-together in Hamlet.

Police say the family's Volkswagen crossed the center line and hit an oncoming Dodge Intrepid.

The Hoopers and Alexander's brother, Caleb Hooper, were all injured in the crash.  Alexis later died at the hospital.

Officers say both vehicles were on fire when they arrived, but the fire was restricted to the engine compartments of both vehicles. 

Officers say a passenger in the Dodge, Saundra Davis, had to be rescued from the vehicle and airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte.  Davis is still in the hospital, listed in good condition.

Her husband, Clay Davis, was transported to Anson Community Hospital where he was later released. 

Caleb Hooper was treated and released shortly after the wreck.

Police say Alexis was properly fastened in an approved child passenger safety seat, which was properly installed in the vehicle.   

Officers say both vehicles were doing the appropriate speed and they do not have any reason to believe that fatigue was involved. 

Michelle Mason, Alexis Hooper's grandmother, says Kelsey and Alexander starting to make arrangements for Alexis' funeral.

Kelsey is reportedly in a lot of pain, but she's worried about Saundra Davis.

No charges have been filed in the crash.

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