A baby who was found at the scene of a car crash in Miami with her mother unconscious nearby has been placed in the custody of her father.
The mother of two-month-old Elizabeth Alonzo appeared at a dependency hearing Tuesday after the infant was taken by officials following the accident.
Miami Police posted pictures on Twitter Monday showing officers caring for the child at a fire station.
Authorities said Magdaline Tricoche, 40, was found slumped over on the sidewalk next to the baby at the scene of a crash on Northwest 20th Street and 12th Avenue. The driver, a male friend of Tricoche's, was passed out at the wheel, police said.
Lt. Freddie Cruz said the pair appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The baby was found outside of the car still strapped to her car seat.
At Tuesday's court hearing, it was revealed that the mother tested positive for cocaine and opiates.
Tricoche told reporters prior to the hearing that she had taken the infant out of the car and didn't understand why officers took little Elizabeth away.
The court granted custody to the child's father, Wayne Alonzo. Tricoche agreed with the judge's decision. "I'm very happy that she's going with her father and that's all I can tell you," said Tricoche.
The next dependency hearing is scheduled for October 4th. Tricoche will be placed in a drug treatment program.
No charges have been filed.