- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - A Taunton man has pleaded guilty to causing a car crash that led to the premature birth of a baby who died within minutes.

The Sun Chronicle reports that David Boulter was sentenced to two months in jail with the remainder of a two-year sentence suspended for five years after pleading guilty to driving negligently so as to endanger. In exchange, prosecutors did not pursue a vehicular homicide charge.

Authorities say Boulter fell asleep at the wheel in Norton in May 2012 and struck another vehicle head on.

A woman in the vehicle was six months pregnant. She underwent emergency surgery and gave birth to a boy who died in 12 minutes.

Boulter’s attorney says his client is remorseful and the settlement is in the best interest of all parties.

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Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle, https://www.thesunchronicle.com

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