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Virginia man charged in crash that killed 5-year-old boy

November 5, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of his former girlfriend’s 5-year-old son.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Datron Pierce, of Henrico County, was arrested last week over a crash that happened in Chesterfield County in March. The boy was injured in the crash and died two days later.

Police said the 22-year-old Pierce was driving under the influence of marijuana.

Chesterfield police said in a news release that Pierce was arrested Friday on charges that included aggravated DUI manslaughter, driving under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana.

His former girlfriend, Mychae Goode, was a passenger in the car. She is charged with felony child endangerment and possession of marijuana.

Both Pierce and Goode are being held without bond at the Chesterfield County Jail.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com