A 4-year-old was killed in a car crash while police say his mom was driving impaired, media outlets report.
The boy’s mom, 33-year-old Shannon Hudson, was driving her Jeep Liberty on Saturday afternoon near Reidsville, North Carolina, with her toddler son sitting in the back middle seat and not in a car seat, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol says, according to WGHP.
Hudson ran off the road and lost control of the car for 161 feet before crashing into a tree, WGHP reported.
She and her son, Colton Orr, were both taken to a hospital in Eden, where Orr died, according to WXII.
Hudson’s injuries were not life-threatening, WXII reported.
She was charged with driving while impaired, expired license, child seat violation, felony death by motor vehicle and lane control, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.
Reidsville is about 93 miles from Raleigh.