U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO), Tuscon flight crew executes search-and-rescue missions as well as damage assessments above North Carolina on Sept. 16, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Jaime Rodriguez Sr.)

North Carolina Mother Charged in Death of Son Who Drowned in Hurricane

On Sept. 16, Dazia Lee of Charlotte lost her son, Kaiden, during Hurricane Florence when floodwaters rushed her car. On Monday, she was charged in the toddler’s death..

The Union County Sheriff’s Office charged Lee, 20, with involuntary manslaughter and driving on a closed or unopened highway.

Thinking the storm was over, Lee had strapped 1-year-old Kaiden Lee-Welch into his car seat and headed toward her grandmother’s house. She told The Washington Post that she saw cars emerging from a road that had barricades along the sides and thought it was safe. But after she drove past the barricades, a rush of water hit her car, and when she tried to escape with Kaiden, she lost her grip on him. His body was found the next day.

Read more at The Washington Post

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