Mom livid after driver kills teen son, allegedy tweets photo of body

Oct 22, 2015 12:10 PM by CBS News, Photo: WJAX-TV

A Florida woman is heartbroken and outraged after a driver fatally struck her teenage son and then allegedly posted a picture of the body on Twitter.

Connie Coles told CBS affiliate WJAX-TV in Jacksonville that Keenan Slaughter, the driver who fatally struck her son, Trevius Williams, should have asked for help on Twitter instead of posting a picture of her son's body.

"How dare you stand over my son's mangled bloody body and take a picture of him. To see the holes in my baby's face, the blood coming from his ears, you know my baby in a body bag at the age of 16, he's in a body bag," Coles said.

Slaughter's Twitter page is now set to private, the station reported.

Williams was headed to the store when he was struck and killed by a car, police said Sunday.

WJAX found tweets that the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said were sent by the driver and included pictures of the dead teen lying on a curb.

"The person tweeting was indeed the driver," said JSO Public Information Officer Melissa Bujeda.

WTEV reported that Slaughter also tweeted song lyrics about drinking "lean" -- a mix of cough syrup and soda - about two hours before the crash was reported.

Bujeda said officers did not conduct a Breathalyzer or blood-alcohol test on Slaughter because officers had no reasonable suspicion he was impaired, the station reported.

According to a traffic crash report, Slaughter was distracted by an electronic communication device.


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