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Motorist Accused of Killing Children Missed Drug Test

Motorist Accused of Killing Children Missed Drug Test

Posted - Oct. 1, 2003 at 7:50 a.m.



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(Taylorsville-AP) -- The man accused of hitting three children, killing two as they played in their yard may have missed a drug test the day before the crash.

19-year old Michael Whitton is in jail charged with auto homicide and prosecutors say he was on drugs at the time of the crash.

New information released shows that Whitton was under a court order to report for drug testing the day before the crash.

He never showed up.

And according to court records, Whitton's mother called court officials just hours before the crash September 18 to ask them for help for her son's drug problem.

Four-year old Yanira Robles and nine-year old Jorge Robles-Almeda were killed.

Their six-year old brother Christopher was hospitalized.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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