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Woman charged after her 2 year-old dies in car crash

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 21-year-old Grants Pass woman has been charged with manslaughter after her 2-year-old son died in a car crash on Tuesday.

The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office said investigating officers determined Amanda McFarland was under the influence of alcohol when the incident happened, KTVL-TV reported.

The sheriff’s office said the car McFarland was driving left the paved roadway and spun into the opposite lane where it collided with another car. McFarland’s son was in the rear passenger seat.

The sheriff’s office says he died at a hospital. It wasn’t known if McFarland has a lawyer.

After being discharged from the hospital, McFarland was arrested and lodged at the Josephine County Jail. It wasn’t immediately known if she has a lawyer to comment for her.

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