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Man faces felony charges in crash that killed his son

September 26, 2018

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been indicted on two felony charges in connection to the crash that killed his 7-year-old son in May.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old David Aldrich Jr. faces charges including negligent homicide DUI and second-degree assault for the crash that occurred on May 4 in Bath. The Caledonian-Record reports the indictments were handed up Friday and released Tuesday.

State police officials say Aldrich was driving while intoxicated when he crashed into a tree, killing his son David Aldrich III — who was not correctly wearing a seat belt. An affidavit says Aldrich admitted to drinking while driving and having taken opioid painkiller pills earlier in the day.

Efforts to reach Aldrich were unsuccessful Wednesday.

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