Father charged in crash that killed his one-year-old son

Published 02/16 2013 07:32PM

Updated 02/17 2013 01:30PM

Mug shot of Shannon Moore from 2003
Mug shot of Shannon Moore from 2003

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Charges have been filed against a father accused in the death of his son.

Shannon Moore has been charged with child abuse homicide, unlawful motorcycle riding, minor not wearing protective headgear while on motorcycle and driving on a suspended or revoked operator’s license.

In August of 2012, Moore was riding a motorcycle with his 22-month-old son in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

Moore was driving his motorcycle at a high rate of speed with his son on the gas tank. Moore made a 90 degree turn. The motorcycle crashed and ejected both Moore and his son. Neither were wearing helmets.

The son died of head trauma.

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