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Madison woman charged with neglect resulting in daughter's death

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A Madison woman was charged Thursday in the death of her one-and-a-half year old daughter.

Dane County prosecutors said 33-year-old Raya Hansen was under the influence of drugs when the toddler was killed in February of last year.

Hansen reportedly told police she dropped the girl's baby bottle, and was looking for it when a wheelchair the girl was riding in rolled onto a busy street and she was hit. The wheelchair was being used as a stroller.

A state investigation last summer found that Hansen's neglect resulted in her daughter's death.

Hansen is now charged with second-degree reckless homicide and fatal child neglect. Her initial court appearnace has not been scheduled.

Hansen is currently in prison at Taycheedah, for a sentence in an unrelated incident.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)