2 arrested in crash that killed toddler

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HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Two people are facing charges in connection to a crash that killed a 2-year-old.

Four cars were involved in the deadly accident on the southbound Express lane in Henry County Tuesday night.

Police say Michael Sexton, 26 from Indiana, was driving a Dodge Ram that hit the back of a Hyundai Santa Fe. Both cars then hit a Toyota Tacoma, which was pushed into a Kia Sedona.

A toddler from Michigan, who strapped into a car seat in the Santa Fe, was killed.


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After the crash, police say Sexton and his passenger, William Helm, 17, jumped over the concrete wall and ran across the southbound lanes of I-75 and into the woods.

Police found Sexton near S.R. 81 and found Helm at the Sam’s Club on Mill Rd. Sexton is facing multiple charges, including homicide by vehicle in the first degree, theft by receiving property stolen in another state, affixing of plate to conceal or misrepresent identity, driving while suspended or revoked, homicide by interference with official traffic control, failure to report accident, following too close, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers and too fast for conditions.

Helm is charged with willful obstruction of law enforcement officers.