Police said the Bedford man was driving the car that crashed into a mini-van carrying a family of four. 5-year-old Julyen Winters was thrown from the van and died at the scene. His parents and two-year-old brother were all injured. The crash happened in Bedford Township, near the turnpike interchange on April 29th.
Trooper Charles Pennington wrote in a police affidavit that Childers had a BAC ranging from .186 to .222, which is more than twice the legal limit to drive. The affidavit also read that Childers had morphine in his system and was driving at a speed of more than 90 miles an hour.
"I can assure the commonwealth and family were gonna seek a significant jail sentence. What Mr. Childers did was outrageous," District Attorney Bill Higgins said
Police said Childers denied being involved in the crash that night. They said he was driving alone and had to be extricated from the vehicle.