NC mother charged after crash kills 4-month-old baby
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a mother in connection to a wreck Tuesday that killed her 4-month-old child.
WSOC-TV reported that Kayla Marie Davis has been charged in connection to the death of 4-month-old Londyn Johnson.
Davis was arrested Saturday morning and charged with felony child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Police arrested Thabiti Pierre-Louis, the driver of the car, and charged him with felony death by vehicle.
Investigators said Pierre-Louis had been drinking and speeding when he lost control of the car and struck a pole.
Investigators said the baby was sitting on her mother’s lap in a back seat of the car when the crash happened.
The child was ejected from the car on impact and killed when the vehicle flipped and landed on top of her, police said.
Pierre-Louis has also been charged with reckless driving to endanger, possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Police said he had been drinking before the accident.
His first court appearance was Thursday; Pierre-Louis showed no emotion as the judge read his charges.