Mother drives into oncoming traffic, killing 6-year-old son in 4th DWI

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Authorities say a New Mexico woman was drunk when she crashed her car, killing her 6-year-old son and injuring two other children.

State Police said Candace Jim drove into oncoming traffic and rolled her Jeep near Bloomfield on Saturday. KOAT reports 6-year-old twins and a 9-year-old in the back of the Jeep were thrown from the vehicle.

One of the 6-year-olds died and the other was listed in critical condition. The 9-year-old is expected to survive.

Aaron Yazzie was riding in the passenger seat. He and the 40-year-old mother are facing child abuse charges.

This is Jim’s fourth DWI charge.