Baby Killed in Crash Identified

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By Rob Dew

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- A child is dead after a Tuesday night crash in Richland County and the driver has been charged with felony DUI.

Troopers say 24 year old Justin Johnson was driving with 15 month old Mason Nalls in the car just after 11 Tuesday night when he ran off the side of Parklane Rd. striking several trees.

Nalls, who was restrained in a car seat, was taken to the hospital but later died.

Coroner Gary Watts says Johnson was the boyfriend of the child's mother.

Meanwhile, Johnson is also charged with child endangerment and simple possession of marijuana.

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