A Texas woman has been arrested after she fatally struck her son with her SUV while playing “chicken.”
Lexus Stagg, 26, was arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide in the boy’s death. Surveillance video caught the mother reversing a white Lincoln Navigator in an apartment complex parking lot as her three small children run toward the vehicle, prosecutors said. When the kids are just feet from the SUV, it moves forward, trapping the 3-year-old under the right front tire.
Stagg reportedly continued, running over the child and crushing him with the SUV, which weighed around 5,600 pounds. The child was taken to the nearby hospital, where he later died. The mother reportedly claims that she believe he was a speed bump that she was going over.