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Fighting parents facing charges after rollover crash killed daughter

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old girl died in a rollover crash after an argument between her father and stepmother escalated into throwing punches as they drove the teen to school. KTVB-TV reports ( that police arrested 46-year-old James Barnes and 25-year-old Jordan Jamison on Tuesday. They are each facing charges of felony injury to a child and misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from the March 31 crash that killed Autumn Barnes. Police say Jamison lost control of the sport-utility vehicle, which rolled and landed on its roof. Court records say Jamison had methamphetamine in her system at the time. Officials say Autumn Barnes wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. She died at the scene. Court records show Barnes and Jamison filed for divorce after the crash.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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