Driver charged in Winston-Salem crash that killed baby in stroller

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Imani Scales

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Kernersville man was charged Thursday in connection with an April crash that killed a Winston-Salem infant who was crossing the street with her mother. 

In a news release, police said Burl Bavidson Everard Jones Jr., 22, met with officers at the magistrate’s office in Winston-Salem, where he was served a warrant for misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. 

The charge stems from the death of Imani Scales, who died at the hospital after being struck by Jones’ 2002 Dodge sedan around 9:45 p.m. on April 20. 

Imani Scales, who was 16-months-old at the time, was in a stroller being pushed by her mother, who was attempting to cross the 1600 block of Thurmond Street. 

Teneca Scales, 27, sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries, police said. 

The victims were a few blocks away from their Taft Street home when the collision occurred. 

Jones was released on a written promise to appear in court on Aug. 22.