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News : Mother Charged With Felony In Death Of Infant; Child Unrestrained In Vehicle
Posted by Randy on 2014/1/20 7:29:59 (1022 reads) News by the same author

The state charged an Easton, Mo., mother Friday with felony child endangerment for her role in a crash that killed her 20-month-old son.
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According to a probable cause statement, Alicca M. Williams, 24, failed on Jan. 6 to properly restrain her toddler son, Kaiber, in an approved child restraint or booster seat. The court record states Ms. Williams was driving too fast for existing road conditions in a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix and lost control of the vehicle.

The Pontiac collided head-on with a Missouri Department of Transportation snowplow. The accident occurred about four miles east of St. Joseph on State Route C near Kemmer Road.
Ms. Williams’ license was suspended for previous traffic violations and she didn’t have valid vehicle insurance. The defendant also had two warrants for her arrest at the time of the crash, one involving a probation violation for operating a vehicle without a valid license and the other for no proof of insurance.

The child endangerment charge carries a maximum sentence of seven years.

Emergency medical personnel transported her 20-month-old son from the scene with serious injuries. The child was transferred to Children’s Mercy Hospital, where he later died.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported it found no child seat or booster seat at the scene of the crash. Kaiber was said to have been sitting in the front passenger seat with no safety belt.
State law requires a child restraint seat to be in place, based on the age and weight of the child.
Ms. Williams and the driver of the snowplow sustained minor injuries. Both were reported to be wearing their seat belts.

Trooper Kaleb Jeffers stated that he investigated the accident and death as a case of involuntary manslaughter. The state chose the lesser charge. Kate Schaefer, assistant prosecutor, will represent the state as the case moves through the court system.

Officers arrested Ms. Williams on Friday morning.
Associate Circuit Judge Keith Marquart set bond for the defendant at $30,000 cash and surety. She remained Friday in the Buchanan County Jail in lieu of posting that bond.

Ms. Williams will be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 21st.

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