Autopsy: Death of Virginia boy in DWI crash related to brain tumor

Autopsy: Death of Virginia boy in DWI crash related to brain tumor
The deadly crash involving an ambulance happened in February. (Source: Raycom)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - An autopsy concludes that the toddler whose ambulance overturned after being struck by a drunken driver died from complications of a brain tumor.

Citing the autopsy released Monday, The Winston-Salem Journal reports Braylon Hunter Jenkins died in February from a loss of oxygen to the brain caused by tumor-induced swelling. But the report also said the crash knocked a tube from Braylon’s body, which was a contributing factor to his death a day later.

The toddler was on his way to a North Carolina hospital after doctors in his native Virginia found a large mass on his brain.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jose Martin Duran Romero is charged with driving while intoxicated and without a license. Prosecutor Matt Breeding said he's yet to review autopsy findings to determine if more charges are merited.

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