Couple who discovered child on side of road recounts sad situation

Couple describes finding fatally injured baby on I-30

BENTON, Ark. (KAIT) - Tommy and Sarah Berry were going home Tuesday morning on Interstate 30 near Benton when they saw what they thought was a “baby doll” on the left-hand shoulder of the road.

In fact, it was a two-year-old child who later died.

A woman who was with the child now faces a capital murder charge.

Content partner KATV reported earlier Wednesday that a witness said the child was dropped from a moving vehicle on I-30.

The Berrys described the situation as horrific.

“I saw blood and I saw a little girl. So, I motioned to my wife to go ahead and call 911,” Tommy Berry said.

Sarah Berry said the scene was difficult to comprehend.

“I kept saying ‘God be with this child.’ I kept saying it. I didn’t know what else to say,” she said.

The couple said several cars drove by and did not stop to help.

“If you see something, report it,” Tommy Berry said. “You don’t necessarily have to turn around and get on the side of the interstate. But if you see something that’s suspicious or gives you a gut feeling that may not be right, just call it in. The police will go to that spot.”

Whitney Turner-Tyson, 30, of Little Rock was arrested on suspicion of capital murder, first-degree battery, and endangering the welfare of an incompetent person in the case.

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