Police said the car was driven by the boy’s 19-year-old uncle, who suffered a collapsed lung and was admitted to the hospital. The man’s name was not being released pending an investigation into the crash.
A second passenger — Leticia Ramos, 2 — was hospitalized with a broken pelvis, police said.
The two kids were in booster seats in the back seat of the car, with only a lap belt buckled, police said.
Alcohol does appear to be a factor in the crash, police said.