Mother charged in crash that killed son, 4, in Darlington County

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.

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.

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The Darlington County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Cameron Ard died in the crash.

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.

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