Boy try­ing to help mom killed by car on in­ter­state

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CHARLESTON | Au­thor­i­ties say an 11-year-old boy was killed as he tried to get help for his mother, who was fight­ing with her boyfriend on the side of an in­ter­state in West Virginia.

Charleston po­lice say the woman, 30-yearold Lyni­trah M. Wood­son, was driv­ing on In­ter­state 77 late Satur­day when she got into an ar­gu­ment with her boyfriend, 21-year-old Ethan Sa­muel Chic-col­bert. Po­lice say he hit Ms. Wood­son, then dragged her out of the car af­ter she pulled over.

The boy, Jahlil Cle­ments, got out and tried to flag down a pass­ing ve­hi­cle for help. Po­lice doc­u­ments say the driver, who is not be­ing charged, did not see the boy and struck him. The 11-year-old died a day later.

Mr. Chic-col­bert is charged with child ne­glect caus­ing in­jury. He’s be­ing held on $100,000 bond. Jail records did not in­di­cate whether he

had an at­tor­ney.

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