Charges are pending after an infant was run over and killed in Des Moines. The accident happened Saturday evening in a driveway of a home on Des Moines’ east side.
Police say the father of a four-month-old boy placed the child, in his car seat, in front of an SUV as he and another man were loading several children into a pair of vehicles. The SUV then ran over the baby, who was taken to a hospital, where he died.
The man who was behind the wheel of the SUV, 33-year-old Deanthony Clark, could be charged with vehicular homicide. Police say they don’t believe Clark knew the child was there, but noted that Clark smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.
Investigators performed a drug test on the scene and are waiting for those results. A police report shows the driveway was littered with beer cans and several liquor bottles were scattered in the yard.