Father charged in crash that killed son, 10, faces judge

Adriel Holloway (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Adriel Holloway (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 11, 2017 at 2:45 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2017 at 11:15 AM EDT
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WALNUT HILLS (FOX19) - A father charged with crashing his car and running off, leaving his critically hurt and unconscious 10-year-old son behind, faced a judge Wednesday after the boy died earlier this week.

Bond was set at $205,000 for Adriel Holloway, 27.

He is held at the Hamilton County jail on on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and felony leaving the scene of an accident. He's also held on additional charges of trafficking in drugs, drug abuse and phone harassment, court records show.

A fugitive apprehension task force arrested Holloway early Tuesday, two days after his son, Ariyonte Grace Holloway, died at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Excessive speed and impairment were factors in the Aug. 1 crash in Walnut Hills, police said.

Holloway's gold Ford Fusion ran off Lincoln Avenue at East Martin Luther King Drive and slammed into a tree.

The child was sitting in the front seat and was not strapped into the car with a seatbelt at the time.

His air bag also did not deploy.

Holloway got out and ran off, but police caught up with him nearby. He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, treated and released.

Bystanders ran to help the child, including Dr.Jay Johannigman, an internationally renowned trauma surgeon who works in the emergency room at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Police said the boy was gravely hurt and consulted with the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office before filing charges once he died.

Authorities waited to see the outcome of the boy's condition before arresting Holloway.

In the meantime, he faces a new charge of phone harassment.

He threatened to kill a female family member during an Aug. 1 phone call when she asked him when he was going to see his son, who was still hospitalized at that point, court records show.

Holloway told the woman he would go if he wouldn't be taken to jail, her affidavit states.

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