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Vehicular homicide charge likely in crash that killed 6-year-old

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Police in Fayetteville said it is likely a charge of vehicular homicide will be filed against one of the two drivers involved in a crash that killed a 6-year-old boy on Friday.

The accident happened at the corner of Highway 314 and Beckett Lane on Friday morning. Police said a Toyota Camry, driven by 28-year-old Christopher Thomas Jr., was trying to make a left turn on Beckett Lane when the car was hit by an oncoming pickup truck. That truck was driven by 22-year-old Calvin Seth Norman.

Thomas was seriously injured, Norman was not.

On board Thomas' Camry were four children, ages 3, 4, 6 and 8. The three children who survived were listed Thursday in serious but stable condition, according to Fayetteville police Lt. Mike Whitlow.

He said the result of a toxicology report for both drivers will be a significant factor in the charges that could be filed. Those reports typically take several weeks to be completed, even if they're expedited, which Whitlow said he expects to happen.

"It's hard to be patient with something like that, but we have to in this case," said Whitlow. "Even if you're not at fault, and you have an accident, and you have something in your system, you can still be charged."

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