Mother charged with involuntary manslaughter after 1-year-old son slipped, drowned in Hurricane Florence floods

By LEAH SIMPSON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

A North Carolina mother faces an Involuntary Manslaughter charge after her one-year-old drowned after he slipped out of her hand as they tried to escape the floods of Hurricane Florence.

Dazia Ideah Lee, 20, was served a criminal summons because she drove around barricades on state Highway 218. The area was out of limits as emergency services attempted to save lives during the storm that killed 51 people.

A September 16 Facebook post from the Union County Sheriff’s Office in Monroe revealed how emergency services spent several hours trying to find little Kaiden Lee Welch when he fell into the water and got swept away.

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