Macon County Woman Charged In Son's Death

A Macon County woman is charged with voluntary manslaughter, misdemeanor child abuse and felony child abuse after authorities say she ran over her 3-year-old son with her pickup truck.

Sheriff Robert Holland says the child was riding in the back of Tracy Jorgensen's truck with his 5-year-old sister when the truck hit a ditch around 8 p.m. in the Cowee community.

Holland says the boy fell out as Jorgensen tried to get the truck out of the ditch.

Jorgensen is jailed in lieu of $150,000 bond.

Authorities took a blood sample to determine whether Jorgensen had been drinking at the time of the accident, but the results have not been made available.


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