12-year-old boy killed in crash after high-speed chase

12-year-old boy killed in crash after high-speed chase involving Georgia trooper

By Antonio Planas, NBC News

A 12-year-old boy from Georgia was killed after the vehicle he was in flipped during a chase involving a state trooper on Friday, and his grieving mother says police should have stopped pursuing the vehicle because there were children in it.

A statement by police indicated the driver is suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol, and he now faces homicide-related charges for allegedly causing the boy’s death.

Image: Leden Boykins (via WXIA)
Image: Leden Boykins (via WXIA)

Leden Boykins died after a Georgia State Patrol trooper followed Charlie Moore’s vehicle during a highway chase and then used a tactic commonly called a PIT maneuver to end the pursuit, police said.

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