Man Charged With Four Counts of Manslaughter In Driving Accident
The man suspected of being intoxicated when he drove his vehicle into a rain-filled ditch that drowned five children riding with him was charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter, the New York Times reported Sunday.
A Houston police spokesperson told the Times that Chanton Jenkins, 32, was charged Sunday. Police are still looking for the body of one of the five children.
Police said Jenkins failed a field sobriety test after the crash and that he apparently lost control of his car while on a cell phone. It is not known yet whether Jenkins has an attorney.
Police told CNN that the bodies of the children found were identified as a girl, 1, and three boys, ages 4, 6, and 7