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Man On Trial In Crash That Killed His 4-Year-Old Son

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) -- A man is on trial in Prince George's County on a manslaughter charge in a car crash that killed his 4-year-old son.

Charles Smith of Washington went on trial Monday in Upper Marlboro on charges including negligent manslaughter and child abuse.

Prosecutors say Smith was speeding and used a turn lane to run a red light on May 9, 2013, causing a chain reaction of collisions. His 4-year-old son was unrestrained in the vehicle and was ejected, and was killed. The 7-year-old daughter of Smith's girlfriend was also in the car and sustained minor injuries. Smith suffered a serious arm injury.

Prosecutors say Smith is believed to have been driving between 70 and 90 miles per hour at the time of the crash on Bladensburg Road.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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