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Driver kills child when he cannot stop in time on freeway, pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges.

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According to online records, Armstrong Owen Kitchen pleaded not guilty in Orange County Superior Court this week. He is accused of contributing to the car accident that resulted in the death of a two year old toddler, Sophia Sales. He has pleaded not guilty to the crash as well as marijuana possession.

The accident occurred last year when Mr. Sales had come to a stop on the freeway due to a car with mechanical problems in front of him. Due to heavy traffic they were unable to change lanes and the car traveling behind them was Kitchen. Even though both children in the SUV were in safety seats, the car was rear-ended at a full force-around 55mph.

The two -year old, Sophia was found unconscious and along with her father and 3 month old brother were all taken to the hospital. Sophia died later that day from injuries to her head and chest. At her mass, her parents noted that Sophia will live on in four other children since her organs were donated.

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