Man charged in crash that killed toddler

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FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) _ A southeast Missouri man is facing charges in a crash that caused the death of a toddler.

The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri ( ) reports that 24-year-old Brandon Ratliff of Farmington is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in connection with an accident on May 17 that killed 3-year-old Gabriel David Lee Ratliff of St. Mary, Missouri.

Authorities allege that Ratliff was speeding, driving too close to other vehicles and driving on the shoulder and into oncoming traffic lanes.

Ratliff does not yet have an attorney.
Information from: Daily Journal,


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