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NEW DETAILS: Report: Baby who died in Waterloo rollover wasn't in safety seat

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Funeral services are being held for seven-month-old Liam Mwanje Wednesday morning.

Services will be held at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway.

The community of Waterloo continues to mourn the loss of Liam. A YouCaring page has been set up for the family, raising more than $11,000 so far. 


Waterloo Police have released new details in the deadly rollover crash in which a baby died.

The crash happened at Sycamore and First Streets in downtown Waterloo August 2. The accident involved a pick-up truck, and a van. 

According to the crash report, seven-month-old Liam Mwanje was not placed in a child safety seat in the van. Mwanje died after the crash.

The report says six other children in the van, who were taken to Allen Hospital, were either wearing seat belts or in safety seats. 

The driver of the van, Danny Lewis, had suspected minor injuries, the report indicates. The driver of the pick-up, Derrick Johnson, had possible injuries and was taken to Covenant Medical Center.

The crash report also details witness accounts. One witness told police, the pick-up truck was seen traveling at a high rate of speed going west on Sycamore. The witness said the truck ran the stop sign at Sycamore St., and hit the van broadside, causing the van to roll. Other witnesses reportedly gave the same account, according to the report.

The report states an alcohol test and drug test was given to Johnson, the driver of the pick-up. Details of those tests have not been released. 

Police are still investigating the crash, along with the Iowa State Patrol. 

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