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Woman charged in crash that killed seven-month-old girl appears in court

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The woman accused of driving drunk and causing an accident that killed a seven-month-old girl was in court to face charges. YNN's Katie Cummings has more from the family of Baylee Dion and what's next in the case.

Danielle Kellogg, 24, was quick to avoid our cameras as she left the town of Brant court Friday afternoon.

She was there to face charges of vehicular manslaughter and DWI in connection with Tuesday’s crash on the Cattaraugus Territory. Police say Kellogg's SUV hit a car coming in the opposite direction, killing seven-month-old Baylee Dion.

Kellogg was released from the Erie County Holding Center Thursday after posting $20,000 bail.

Her lawyers waived the felony hearing and the case will move to State Supreme Court. The judge also revoked her license.

"Reminded her that that included no drinking and no driving of any kind and he warned her. he said 'if you are caught drinking or driving I’m going to throw you back in jail,'" said Steve Boyd, Dion family attorney.

"I hope that she's treated accordingly and fairly but I would like to see that she would be an individual that would never be able to cause this same damage to another family out there," said Jared Wilson, Baylee's uncle.

Baylee’s mother Denise Hine was injured in the accident and released from ECMC Thursday. Now Denise and Baylee’s father, Scott, are faced with preparing funeral arrangements.

"Its just emptiness. There's an empty bed where a beautiful girl once lied. There was laughter where there's now silence. There's no other way to describe other than emptiness," Wilson said.

In court, it was hard to determine Kellogg's demeanor.

"It looked like there were two adults that were standing around or trying to make sure the people in the courtroom couldn’t get a look at her and then they ushered her out the back door. So I couldn’t get any kind of read on her demeanor at all," Boyd said.

A new court date has not yet been set. Meanwhile, Baylee's family is organizing a memorial in her honor next Wednesday in Hamburg.

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