Mother charged with child abuse after 2-year-old hurt in wreck

From staff reportsJanuary 6, 2014 

— A 23-year-old mother Monday faced a felony charge of negligent child abuse inflicting serious injury because, Raleigh police said in an arrest warrant, she had her 2-year-old son unrestrained in the back seat of a car when it wrecked when she was driving 70 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Diamond Diandra Whyte of 1021 River Chase Drive, near Clayton, was arrested after the accident at 9:45 p.m. Sunday.

Police charged that she ran a stop sign at the intersection of North Rogers Lane and Thunderidge Drive while going 70 mph on wet roads and lost control of the car.

Izekiel Marshall, 2, was thrown against a side window when the car crashed, hitting his head, police said.

He was taken to a hospital, but was not believed to have been seriously hurt.

Whyte was being held in lieu of $10,000 bail Monday and was scheduled for a first appearance in court.

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