A Vermont woman faces manslaughter charges after an investigation into the Aug. 16 vehicle crash that led to the death of a 3-year-old child.
Christina Deslandes, 25, was traveling northbound in Brighton where she crossed the southbound lane and collided with a telephone pole.
According to Vermont authorities, the child was in the front passenger seat and was not wearing a seat belt. Additionally, officials said the child was not sitting in a booster or child seat.
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Both Deslandes and the child were transported to North Country Hospital, where the child died in the emergency room from crash injuries.
Deslandes faces two involuntary manslaughter charges, a negligence charge and cruelty to a child.
She is expected to appear in Essex County Court Nov. 17.