Woodbridge man charged in crash that killed a 2-year-old over the summer

A Woodbridge man has been charged in connection with a crash that killed a 2-year-old in Springfield over the summer.

Jamaal Lowery, 41, was charged with child endangerment, reckless driving and driving without a license.

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Fairfax County police began investigating in July when they responded to the scene on Backlick Road near Barta Road.

They say the driver of a 2007 Lincoln Town Car was traveling north on Backlick Road with the child unrestrained, sitting on the driver’s lap. 

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As the driver went through the intersection at Barta Road, the car drifted toward the center median and hit a traffic signal pole. The car traveled into oncoming traffic, sideswiping a 2017 Ford F-150 then colliding head-on with a 2019 Ford F-350. The F-350 then rolled backward into a 2018 Mercedes GLE 350.

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The child succumbed to his injuries a couple of weeks later.

Lowery is jailed without bond.