Child killed in 2-vehicle crash

May 12, 2008 Full story: Journal Messenger 7

An 8-year-old Warrenton boy was killed in a two-vehicle crash allegedly caused by a drunken driver early Sunday morning, Prince William County police said. via Journal Messenger

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Barnesville, OH

#1 May 14, 2008
It sickens me to read about this precious little boy dying in an avoidable collison.
I was happy to read the driver of the truck-Rodney Aaron Martin who rear-ended the van was arrested on Monday and was charged with involuntary manslaughter.
My heart goes out to the family and friends of the child, his mother and his brother who was driving.

Warrenton, VA

#2 May 16, 2008
Much love and so many prayers. We love you.

Warrenton, VA

#3 May 16, 2008
many mnay blessings to you

Manassas, VA

#4 Jun 6, 2008
This is a sad and tragic occurance which happens way too often. Yes the driver derserves the most punishment that is allowed.Please remember to buckle up.I'm not saying that a seat belt would have saved this child. Just please at all times use seat belts.

Since: Aug 08

Gainesville, Va

#5 Aug 26, 2008
Nobody bothered to touch on the face that the mother didnt have her son in a seat belt. I agree, the drunk driver should be punished for what he has done but I feel that the mother should be held accountable as well. Her son MAY have survived if she had been a responsible parent and buckled her kid in the seat belt. Just a thought
Samantha Mullen

United States

#6 Oct 8, 2011
I dated this guy in highschool for a while and he would never do something this terrible. Yes he deserves his punishment sitting in jail but I know that he would do anything to bring that little boys back to life. He has to live with this everyday knowing he took a cute innocent childs life, I think that is the worst punishment of all. This will always sadden me that Aaron has to live with this quilt and that that little boys life ended way too soon. And yes seatbelts do save lives.

United States

#7 Oct 8, 2011
if this child was not wearing a seat belt, the mother should be charged with child neglect and more. The parent must care for the child.

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