Mother Charged After 1-Year-Old Son Died In Hurricane Florence

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MONROE, NC — Union County Sheriff’s detectives have filed criminal charges against a Charlotte mother for driving around barricades on NC 218 that resulted in the tragic drowning death of her one year old son last month.

Dazia Ideah Lee, age 20, of Charlotte faces a charge of Involuntary Manslaughter and a Misdemeanor charge of Driving on a Closed/Unopened Highway in connection with the death of her son, Kaiden Lee-Welch.

Sheriff’s deputies served Lee with a Criminal Summons and she is due in court on November 20, 2018.

Sheriff Eddie Cathey stated, “The tragic death of this child and the circumstances surrounding this case are heartbreaking. We continue to pray for all those suffering as a result of this child’s death. However, after a very thorough investigation and taking all facts into consideration and applying the law, we feel that these charges are appropriate.”

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