Woman facing OWI charges in crash that killed boy, 4

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Mug shot of Nicole Camden.

KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kalamazoo woman is facing several charges following a rollover crash in April that killed a 4-year-old boy.

The Kalamazoo Township Police Department announced the results of the investigation in a press release.

According to the release, Nicole Holly Camden is expected to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon on a charge of operating while intoxicated causing death, two counts of operating while intoxicated with an occupant less than 16-years-old and one count of transport or possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.

Police say Camden, 24, failed to negotiate a curve on the US-131 business loop near the N. Westnedge Avenue intersection in Kalamazoo Township on April 1 and the minivan she was driving rolled over.

Jayden Devon Johnson, 4, of Kalamazoo was ejected from the vehicle and died.

His 6-year-old brother was also in the back seat of the van but was not injured. Johnson’s father, Jewel William Cotton, was treated for minor injuries.

An arrest warrant was issued for Camden Tuesday afternoon and she turned herself in Wednesday morning, according to police.

Camden was taken to the Kalamazoo County Jail to await arraignment. The charge of operating while intoxicated causing death is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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