CAÑON CITY, Colo. — A driver has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed a 1-years-old boy in Cañon City Wednesday.
Fremont County Coroner Randy Keller confirmed that the boy who died was 1-years-old instead of 3 that had been previously reported by the Sheriff’s Office. He was going to turn 2 next month.
Deputies said Isaac Bullard, 38, is charged with driving under the influence of drugs, vehicular homicide, child abuse, and careless driving causing death in connection with the crash.
The crash happened around 11 a.m. Wednesday on Natalie Street.
Fremont County Sheriff Allen Cooper said Bullard and his son were on their way to a babysitter. Bullard packed up his truck and dogs, but forgot about his son. He got into his driveway and pulled away.
“Inadvertently he did not get the child in the car seat and didn’t recognize that until he was to 15th Street,” Cooper said. “He turned around, went back, and discovered his child in the driveway.”
Bullard took his son to a nearby fire station, but the toddler died.
“You can never let kids out of your sight,” Cooper said. “Check, check and double-check.”
Neighbors’ cameras captured the moment the 1-year-old was hit.
“It’s really shocking and upsetting,” neighbor Sarah Benson said. “Can’t imagine what the family is going through.”
Cooper was given a personal recognizance bond by a Fremont County judge. We reached out to his lawyer, but a statement was not made available.
According to the criminal affidavit, Bullard admitted to investigators he had smoked a form of marijuana before the incident. He also went through a drug recognition expert evaluation where he showed signs of impairment.