Iowa pickup driver charged in crash that killed baby
Sep. 21, 2017
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa pickup driver who killed a baby when his truck slammed into a minivan faces a vehicular homicide charge.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 36-year-old Derrick Earl Johnson was arrested Wednesday and jailed in Black Hawk County.
Authorities say Johnson was involved in an Aug. 2 collision in Waterloo that killed 7-month-old Liam Xander Mwanje, who was inside the van when it overturned. Other children in the van were injured.
Police say Johnson was speeding, failed to stop at a stop sign and was distracted and looking in his rearview mirror. They say he also had a blood-alcohol level of .069 and his blood tested positive for marijuana and cocaine.
Online court records did not list an attorney for Johnson.
Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com