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Man killed son in DWI crash near Elizabeth City, authorities say

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — A person has been charged with second-degree homicide after killing his son in a DWI crash over the weekend north of Elizabeth Metropolis, authorities say.

It occurred Saturday round 5:30 p.m. on U.S. Freeway 158 close to Blindman Highway.

Sgt. Beau Daniel with North Carolina Freeway Patrol says 33-year-old Elizabeth Metropolis resident William Harford Jr. was heading west on 158 on the time when he veered left into the eastbound lane.

The driving force of a van within the westbound lane, Norfolk resident Arnaul Melgar, tried to keep away from Harford’s automotive however was struck.

Daniel says Harford’s son, 5-year-old William Kenneth Harford, died on the scene. His different son, a 7-year-old, was taken to Youngsters’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters for remedy of average accidents. Each kids have been sporting seat belts and the 5-year-old was in a booster, Daniel mentioned.

In the meantime a passenger within the van was taken to Sentara Norfolk Normal Hospital with critical accidents.

Harford was charged with second-degree homicide, felony loss of life by motorcar, DWI, driving whereas revoked for earlier DWI, reckless driving, driving left of heart and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Daniel says Harford was impaired on medicine and a rolled up greenback invoice with powdery substance was present in Harford’s automotive.

Harford, who has two earlier DWI convictions, is at present within the Albemarle District Jail on a $300,000 secured bond. He’s due in court docket on Tuesday.

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