DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – The mother of the 4-year-old boy killed in a car crash in April has been charged with reckless homicide in connection with the wreck.
According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, 28-year-old Jessica Dillard, of Bennettsville, is charged with reckless homicide in the April 16 crash that claimed the life of her 4-year-old son, Cameron Ard.
The crash happened around 8:15 a.m. April 16 at the intersection of Highway 15 and Leavensworth Road in Darlington County. Highway patrol reports the vehicle ran off the road, overturned and struck a light pole.
The Darlington County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Ard died in the crash. Highway patrol adds that Ard was wearing a seatbelt, but officials were not sure if the boy was properly restrained.
Dillard in being held in the Darlington County Detention Center.