Car Crash in DeKalb Kills a Mother and Her Baby

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A mother and her 10-month-old baby were killed in a car crash in DeKalb County.

Police say 18-year-old Amanda Elkins of Shabbona and 10-month-old Jazmine Luciano were killed when their car crossed over the center lane and crashed into a semi truck. It happened on Highway 30 just east of University Road Wednesday night.

The driver of the semi, 54-year-old Robert Recker, Jr. of Sycamore, was taken to Rockford Memorial Hospital.