Manslaughter Charges for Driver Who Was Trying to Splash Children in Vehicle

A woman whose car went out of control and killed a toddler while allegedly trying to splash some children faces a manslaughter charge, police said.

Terri Elaine Perdew, 47, was arrested Sunday night after her car hydroplaned after it passed an intersection where several children were playing in a water-filled ditch in a neighborhood, said Denison police Lt. Mike Eppler.

The car hit and killed 14-month-old Zachary Duncan and injured his mother, who were sitting on a street curb, Eppler said.