Normandy man charged with reckless driving resulting in child’s death

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A 32-year-old Normandy man has been charged in connection with a car crash that resulted in the death of a child.

Christopher Townsend

On Oct. 10 at approximately 5 p.m., Sunset Hills Police responded to Stoneywood Road for a single-vehicle auto accident.

According to a spokesperson for the police department, responding officers found a vehicle had struck a large boulder, causing it to overturn on its roof. Three children were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash. One died while the other two were injured. 

Further investigation revealed the driver was driving approximately 87 miles per hour in a 20 mile per hour zone.

The driver, Christopher Townsend of Normandy, was charged by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree resulting in the death of a child, one count of endangering the welfare of a child in the first Degree resulting in serious physical injury, one count of endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk and one count of leaving the scene of an accident. All charges are felonies. Bond has been set at $100,000. Townsend is in custody.

A GoFundMe has been set up to assist the family