NM parents face child abuse charges after crash

Posted at: 04/22/2014 8:25 AM
By: The Associated Press


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BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico mother and father are facing charges following a rollover crash that injured four people, including two children.

San Juan County sheriff's deputies say the crash happened south of Bloomfield on Sunday. Deputies found a woman, a man, a 3-month-old infant and a 3-year-old child when they arrived.

They were told two other men had left the scene, including the driver, 28-year-old Robert Williams. They say he's the father of the infant.

Deputies have yet to locate Williams. In addition to child abuse charges, he's facing three counts for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident.

The toddler's mother was identified as 25-year-old Nicole Begay. She was arrested after being released from the hospital.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but deputies say they found evidence of alcohol at the scene.

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