Bedford Mother Charged in Crash that Killed her 6-year-old Son

Emily Lynn Aponte

Bedford, VA - A grand jury has indicted a Bedford woman for an April crash that killed her 6-year-old son.

Emily Aponte, 30, is charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter and second offense driving under the influence with a child in the car. Aponte was previously convicted of DUI in 2008, according to court records.

State Police say Ethan Wayne Aponte, 6, was in the backseat of his mother's Ford Focus when she crossed the center line on Route 726, hitting a van head-on. He was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died. Ethan was a first grader at Bedford Primary School.