Prosecutor Considering Charges Against Driver of Car in Which Local Child Was Killed

JUNE 2, 2006 - Posted at 11:53 a.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - Craighead County Prosecutor Mike Walden says he is reviewing the casefile on Wednesday night's accident in north Jonesboro in which a 3-year-old child was killed and two women were seriously injured.

Caleb Garner was pronounced dead at the scene late Wednesday night when the car he was a passenger in left Arkansas 141 at an apparent high rate of speed, crashed through a chain-length fence and overturned, ejecting 27-year-old Kimberly Mitchell of Jonesboro, and her son (Caleb Garner).  Victoria Mitchell, 26, of Bono, was pinned against the passenger side of the vehicle by the fence.

Kimberly Mitchell was airlifted to a Memphis hospital, where she is reported to be in stable condition, while Victorial Mitchell is listed in critical condition at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro.

A witness told police the car driven by Kimberly Mitchell passed the witness's vehicle at a speed of approximately 80 miles per hour and nearly hit the vehicle, just before the accident occured at approximately 11:16 p.m.  Police also have reason to believe that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.  It is also unclear whether a child restraint device or seat belts were in use at the time of the wreck.

Walden told K8 News this morning that he hasn't yet determined if charges will be filed in the case.