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A 25-year-old mother was driving drunk when she hit a tree, killing her 6-year-old daughter early Tuesday on the city’s east side, Detroit police said.

The accident took place about 1 a.m. when the woman’s white Pontiac G6 hit a tree in the 15000 block of Edmore.

The woman, whose name was not released, was hospitalized in critical condition. A 1-year-old in the vehicle remained in stable condition Wednesday, police said.

Police said Wednesday they continue to investigate and could not say what charges, if any, the woman could face.

Police initially said they believed the woman was fleeing the father of the two children when she lost control of the vehicle. However, on Wednesday, police said the father was not a factor in the case.

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