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Child endangerment charge follows toddler’s car crash death

A northern Virginia man has been charged with child endangerment after a 2-year-old died while...
A northern Virginia man has been charged with child endangerment after a 2-year-old died while riding unrestrained on his lap when his car crashed earlier this year.(WAVE 3 News | WAVE 3 News)
Updated: Sep. 13, 2021 at 7:54 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) - A northern Virginia man has been charged with child endangerment after a 2-year-old died while riding unrestrained on his lap when his car crashed earlier this year.

Fairfax County Police said Monday that they charged the 41-year-old Woodbridge man with child endangerment, reckless driving and driving without a license.

The crash occurred July 29.

Police say the man was driving on Backlick Road in Springfield when he crashed into a traffic pole.

He then struck two pickup trucks, including a head-on collision with a Ford F-350.

The child died two weeks after the crash.

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