Update on twin babies critically injured in Wisconsin alcohol-related crash


The Wisconsin State Patrol is releasing more information in the car crash that left twin infant boys critically injured. The one-vehicle accident happened Friday evening near Siren in Burnett County.

The Duluth News Tribune reported that Milo and Mason Smith, each one month old and from Naples, Fla., were passengers in the car, along with their 3-year-old sister Malainey. WQOW in Eau Claire reported that the crash happened when 38-year-old Jennifer Marie Smith, the driver of the car and the mother of the children, lost control and slid into a ditch, hitting a tree. All three children were buckeled into car seats in the back seat and the driver was wearing her seat belt.

The station reported that Smith was ticketed for causing injuries by intoxicated driving. Charges are pending.

Smith and the three children were transported to a hospital in Spooner. The two infants then were airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with what the Patrol said were life-threatening injuries and were listed in critical condition. Jennifer and Malainey Smith suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the Patrol reported.

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