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Georgia father drove young son twice while texting, police say

Trenton Cook, 24, is charged with second degree murder by vehicle, and in the absence of care, both misdemeanor charges.

(Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office)

A Georgia man was apparently texting when he ran over his 22-month-old son – twice – in his driveway, eventually killing the boy, police said.

Columbus police officer Chad Daugherty testified on Tuesday a 24-year-old Trenton Cook waited until his girlfriend and the children went inside to pull in his driveway on May 8. When he said Cook felt a bump and then another during the reversing.

He discovers that he is on the toddler, Zakai A. Cook.

Mobile phone data showed Cook sent a text, while you are in, Daugherty added. The police said that they found no evidence of intent, and the public defender Lindsey Brown called it an accident, the Sun Herald reported.

Cook is charged with second degree murder by vehicle, and in the absence of care, both misdemeanor charges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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