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Child, 8, dies from injuries suffered in alleged DUI crash

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A young boy who was a passenger in a weekend crash in Warwick has died at the hospital, city police confirm.

According to police, 8-year old Jahmeer Valles-Halloway succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.

Police said Valles-Halloway was in a car driven by Justin Preston when they were involved in a head-on collision Sunday night on Warwick Avenue.

Investigators allege Preston was drunk when his SUV crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on.

A 2-year-old child who was also in Preston’s backseat was released from the hospital Sunday night. Police have not confirmed the relationship between Preston and the two children, but said both were in his care.

Preston and two other adults were also sent to the hospital as a result of the crash, police said.

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