Cops: Drunk Driver Kills Sleeping Child

Boy's father watched it happen
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2015 6:43 PM CDT
Cops: Drunk Driver Kills Sleeping Child
Jonah Stille   (

A 4-year-old boy sleeping in his Texas home on Saturday was killed when a suspected drunk driver crashed through the bedroom wall, KFOR reports. Mark Stille, father of Jonah, was outside when he saw the F-150 lose control around a curve, cross a traffic island, and slam into his house, according to NewsWest 9. Jonah died immediately. "Jonah went from sleeping to being in the arms of Jesus," the family's pastor tells NewsWest 9. "It was pretty traumatic." Two other boys, including Jonah's twin brother, were in the bedroom when the truck crashed into it; neither were injured. The 24-year-old driver of the truck was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter and injury to a child. (More drunk driving stories.)

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