Video: Baby thrown from car during crash, parents charged
FORT THOMAS, Ky. – Police in Kentucky recently released surveillance video from a car crash that sent a baby flying.
The footage shows the car going off the side of the road and rolling as the 7-month-old baby flies out of the car.
The baby is now OK, but was in critical condition after the crash.
The man driving behind the car that crashed told police he couldn’t believe what he saw.
“The baby came out and landed on the rocks, so the gentleman picked it up, and he couldn’t believe number one he said: that the baby was alive and that he was physically and mentally distraught after seeing that occur right in front of him,” said Lt. Rich Whitford with the Fort Thomas Police.
The crash happened in February and killed the driver who was high on heroin at the time.
The baby’s parents, 34-year-old Amanda Thomas and 42-year-old Billy Lee Jones, were in the car at the time of the crash. Police are now searching for them.
Investigators say they just received blood test results showing both parents were also high on heroin at the time.
“We’ve been trying to call and going there trying to find them. There’s a warrant. There’s a $50,000 bond, so if they do see this, call. Call the Fort Thomas Police, or turn yourself in at this time,” said Whitford.
Thomas and Jones are charged with criminal abuse.