Father charged with DWI in deadly crash

9-year-old Briar James Altman died from his injuries he received in a crash Saturday, August 30.  Photo provided by family friend.
9-year-old Briar James Altman died from his injuries he received in a crash Saturday, August 30. Photo provided by family friend.

CHOWAN, N.C. (WAVY) – A father faces charges for allegedly driving under the influence with two of his sons in his truck, killing one of them in a crash.

North Carolina officials say 45-year-old Richard Altman was speeding when he crashed on Route 218, about 11 miles north of Edenton Saturday. The vehicle flipped, ejecting Altman and one of his sons. 9-year-old Briar James Altman died from his injuries. Richard Altman was flown from the scene to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. His 14-year-old son is back home after going to the hospital.

Patty McQuillan with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety confirmed Altman was charged with DWI and said other charges are pending.

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