Baby drowns when car wrecks in River Des Peres

St. Louis – A baby boy drowned after his father drove into the River Des Peres Wednesday afternoon.

A witness saw the vehicle in the water, called 911 and rescued the driver. But authorities did not know about the baby until it was too late. Trenton Payne was 7 months old.

The baby's father, 24-year-old Kevin Payne, was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Authorities are awaiting toxicology tests and are looking into Payne's medical history.