Mother Makes Kids Ride on Top of Car; They Fall Off, One Dies

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  • A 39-year-old mother has been charged with murder, while another adult passenger who was in the car with her is in serious trouble, after they allowed six youngsters, ages 8 through 14, to ride on the hood of the car so they wouldn’t get the seats wet.

    Four of the children fell off the car, and one, a 12-year-old girl who sustained severe head injuries, died around 11:30p.m. Wednesday night.

    The driver of the car was said to be drunk.

    Police said Kisha Young let the children ride on the hood and trunk of her Chevrolet Malibu on June 17 because their clothes were wet. The group, including another adult, had been swimming at the Creekside Community Pool.

    According to police, Young has been charged with intoxication assault, a third degree felony. She posted $110,000 bond and was released from jail on Friday.

    Crowley police said they are working with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office to determine future charges on the case.

    Funeral arrangements for the girl, whose name has not been released, have yet to be revealed.

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