- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a motorcyclist has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after fatally striking a 4-year-old boy playing on the side of the road in Southeast Texas.

Capt. Mike Benevides of the Galveston County sheriff’s office says witnesses told investigators the boy was playing with a toy truck when he was struck Sunday evening in the Bacliff community, located northwest of Galveston. Benavides says 37-year-old Justin James Forsyth is accused of driving on the wrong side of the road when he struck the child.

Benavides tells the Galveston County Daily News (https://bit.ly/29JnjMb ) that adults were supervising the child at the time.

Forsyth, who is from Friendswood, remained in Galveston County jail Tuesday on an intoxication manslaughter charge with bond set at $100,000. Jail records did not list an attorney for him.

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Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, https://www.galvnews.com


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