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Baby Dangling In Car After Police Chase

(CNN) -- A 3-year-old girl was found hanging upside down in her car seat after being involved in a police chase that left the driver of the car dead, Texas police said Monday.

Officers with the Magnolia Police Department say they pulled over a 2004 Chevy Impala Sunday afternoon just outside Houston, in search of a robbery suspect.

When they pulled the driver from the vehicle, the passenger locked the doors and sped off, said the Texas Department of Public Safety. Officers said they followed the driver in a high speed chase that went through a construction zone.

The car eventually rolled over into a fence and landed upside down, after hitting the spikes police had thrown into the road, said police.

Officers said the driver died at the scene, but a baby crying led them to the little girl who was still strapped in her car seat, which had to be cut out of the vehicle through the rear window.

The 3 year old was taken to a local hospital in Houston and was listed in stable condition, according to police.

Her father was the man police pulled from the vehicle during the initial stop, officials say, he has been placed in police custody.

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