A Madison man is charged with manslaughter for a crash last year that claimed the life of his 7-year-old son.

How Did the Crash Happen?

It was shortly after 11:00 on an October night in 2022 when Robert Simonds, 30, was driving his family to Hartland where they intended to visit with friends. Suddenly the Ford F-150 pickup truck veered off the pavement of White School House Road in Madison, about a half-mile from the intersection with Russell Road, and struck a large tree.

Was Anyone Else Hurt?

7-year-old Kaleb Simonds was killed in the crash. His sister, 1-year-old Keagan Simonds sustained a serious head injury, while another child was treated for an unspecified injury. Both Simonds and the children's mother, Ashley Corson suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Do Police Have An Idea What Contributed to the Crash?

Robert Simonds was arrested last week and charged with manslaughter. The Morning Sentinel reports he's accused of being under the influence of crack cocaine and marijuana at the time of the crash.

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