Deputies locate mother of toddler found along busy highway

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Deputies in Newton County have located the mother of a toddler who was found along a busy highway Thursday evening. 

The young boy was found secured in a car seat on the side of Highway 11 near Patrick Road in Covington a little after 5:30 p.m. Authorities flew the toddler to an area hospital as a precaution, but he appeared uninjured.

Investigators said they located the boy's mother early Friday morning.

No word yet on how the young child ended up on the side of the road.