Officials: Texas Motorcyclist Fatally Strikes Child

Authorities say a motorcyclist has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after fatally striking a 4-year-old boy playing on the side of the road in Southeast Texas.

Capt. Mike Benevides of the Galveston County sheriff's office says witnesses told investigators the boy was playing with a toy truck when he was struck Sunday evening in the Bacliff community, located northwest of Galveston. Benavides says 37-year-old Justin James Forsyth is accused of driving on the wrong side of the road when he struck the child.

Benavides tells the Galveston County Daily News that adults were supervising the child at the time.

Forsyth, who is from Friendswood, remained in Galveston County jail Tuesday on an intoxication manslaughter charge with bond set at $100,000. Jail records did not list an attorney for him.

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