Police: Toddler drowns, dad was drunk
CLARKSBURG, MA – Massachusetts State Police say a two-year old child drowned on Saturday morning after his father allegedly fled the scene of a drunk driving crash and dropped him in brook.
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Darel Galorenzo, 35, of Readsboro, Vt, has been charged with Manslaughter, Reckless Endangerment of a Child, Negligent Operating of a Motor Vehicle, and Operating Under the Influence.
Troopers from State Police-Cheshire were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Middle Road in Clarksburg just before 2:00 AM. When they got there, they immediately learned that a young child, who had been in the vehicle, was unaccounted for.
Troopers and firefighters began searching the Hudson Brook for the child, eventually locating him around 2:20 AM. The child was rushed to Berkshire Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Galorenzo is being held on $100,000 bail. According to a news release from Massachusetts State Police, additional charges are anticipated.