DA: No Decision On Charges In High Rock Lake Boating Accident

7:23 PM, May 28, 2013   |    comments
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Davidson County, NC -- The Davidson County District Attorney's Office has not yet reached a decision to determine if and what charges will be filed against the driver of a speed boat who killed a pregnant mother and her son in an accident last Saturday. A meeting to discuss potential charges was held at 3 pm Tuesday.

Meanwhile, family members of the victims are trying to cope with the loss. The Britt family is left without Melissa and 3-year-old Jaiden.

Investigators said the two were killed when a speed boat, driven by Michael Greene, crashed into their pontoon boat.

People close to the family told WFMY News 2 the family is hurting and needs time to grieve. Despite the tragic accident, the family is asking people to donate to the preschool that Jaiden attended.

"Just to think that they have lost someone that quickly and turned around and wanted to support a playschool that meant so much to them. And teachers that made a difference in their life and in children that made a difference in their lives. It really means a lot. It's the first child that we've lost. He was a really special child. I greeted him at the door. He had his spiked up hair and rolling book bag, bright blue eyes and he always had a smile on his face," Kim Hastings, interim Director at Muirs Chapel Christian Preschool.

Jaiden's father made his plea to the community on a local radio station morning show. And the donations poured into the Muirs Chapel Christian Preschool.

WFMY News 2 spoke with Kriston Ashley, who heard the father's plea on the radio and decided to donate. "And the Lord just told me to come by here and make a donation to the playschool. I think it is a testament to who he is," said Kriston Ashley, who made a donation on Tuesday afternoon.

The money raised will go to help sponsor a scholarship fund in honor of Jaiden. It will help other families that can't afford to send kids to the preschool.

"Unfortunately, we can't always give a scholarship. But this will give them that opportunity to be able to come and come experience the same things that Jaiden did," said Kim Hastings.

And the school plans to plant a garden in Jaiden's honor and place a plaque on the playground.

The other passengers who were in the pontoon boat include: Michael Chambers, Melissa's brother who was airlifted to the hospital with head injuries and William Clayborn Britt, Melissa's husband. William Clayborn was not seriously injured.

At last check on Tuesday, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center said Chambers's condition has been upgraded to good.

Investigating officers said only Jaiden was wearing a life jacket.

WFMY News 2

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