WEBSTER, N.Y. -- An infant was killed in a crash near Route 104 in Webster late Tuesday night and the father is facing charges.

State police say Isaac McCrea, 33 of Rochester, was driving drunk with three children in the car, ranging in ages from six months to 5 years old.

As he entered Webster Town Court on Wednesday, McCrea was limping and sobbing. He pleaded not guilty to DWI and second-degree vehicular manslaughter charges.

Authorities say the crash happened around 11 p.m. near the Holt Road exit of Route 104. Police say the car left the highway, crossed the access road and struck a tree.  

Officials say 6-month-old Karena McCrea died at the scene. Two other children, 5-year-old Khairi McCrea and a 2-year-old Knyree McCrea, were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Isaac was also sent to Strong with non-life threatening injuries.

According to court paperwork, Isaac allegedly told police he had three alcoholic drinks after trick-or-treating with his children, but Isaac denied consuming alcohol as he walked past reporters in handcuffs Wednesday.

Isaac told police he was on his way to Xerox, where the children's mother works, when a truck forced his car off the road. Police say the mother received a ride from someone else and was back in the city.

Authorities say Isaac's breath smelled of alcohol and he was lethargic with slurred speech.

Isaac is charged with driving while intoxicated, vehicular manslaughter in the second degree, unlawful possession of marijuana, unlicensed operation, operating with a suspended registration, operating without insurance and other traffic violations. His bail was set for $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

State police say scenes like this are difficult to investigate.

"It's a very difficult scene to process, especially when you have a fatality," said Lt. Samuel Spezio, New York State Police. "You just got to take it like any other scene and make sure you're very thorough with your investigation and make sure that we're handling the investigation to benefit the people that are the victim of this circumstance."