The driver of a car that plowed into a boy in suburban Pennsylvania on Wednesday was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs, authorities said.
The boy was in the car with his mother, according to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, and the boy was killed.
The man was arrested Thursday afternoon, said Allegheny police Chief Joseph Lisi.
Police did not release the name of the child, whom the Associated Press identified as 6-year-old Christopher H. Brown.
Lisi said investigators believe the man is the driver, who had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent when he crashed the car.
Brown’s mother was hospitalized Thursday night after being injured in the crash, and her son died at a hospital in Pittsburgh, according. “
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Brown’s mother was hospitalized Thursday night after being injured in the crash, and her son died at a hospital in Pittsburgh, according.
His death is being investigated by the coroner’s office, Lisi told the AP.
The boy’s name was not released.
The crash was one of several crashes involving children in Pittsburgh involving drivers who were under the age of 21.
In December, a man died in a crash in the city after the driver was under the legal drinking age.