KC man charged in crash that killed 1-year-old

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of a 1-year-old girl who was thrown from the vehicle he was driving when he fell asleep and crashed.

Jackson County prosecutors say 23-year-old Eric Gahagans also was charged Tuesday with possession of a controlled substance and driving without a valid license in connection with the July 28, 2013, incident.

Gahagans told police he fell asleep while driving his girlfriend and her children and ran off the road, becoming airborne and crashing at 7:08 a.m.

The girlfriend and her infant daughter were found outside the vehicle. Police said the child had not been properly restrained in a car seat.

Prosecutors say Gahagan’s blood tested positive for marijuana usage. They have requested a bond of $75,000.

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