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Mom Accused Of Drunkenly Driving Car Into Golf Course Pond, Killing 18-Month Old Son In Back Seat

South Salt Lake Police arrived at the golf course Sunday night to find Brittanie Mae Miloshevsky allegedly passed out by a fence while her toddler son was left submerged in their minivan.

By Jill Sederstrom
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An 18-month old boy was killed in Utah after police say his intoxicated mother drove into a pond at a golf course, then left the boy submerged in the backseat of the vehicle while she lay passed out near a fence.

Brittanie Mae Miloshevsky, 28, has been charged with child abuse homicide after police said she slammed through a fence on the golf course and then drove her minivan into the water, where it was later found partially submerged, according to Deseret News.

South Salt Lake Police were called to the golf course around 11:15 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of possible criminal mischief on the property.

Officers arrived to find Miloshevsky “passed out near a fence on the golf course,” according to an affidavit obtained by the paper.

“(She) was lying on the ground and appeared to be trying to sleep,” the affidavit said.

Miloshevsky, who allegedly admitted she had been drinking, told officers that her son was still in the car, according to local station KSTU.

Officers found the vehicle and repeatedly dove in to rescue the boy from the backseat of the minivan.

“The child was submerged for a substantial period of time in cold water,” the affidavit said.

Police noted that Miloshevsky’s clothes were “completely soaked” leading them to believe she had likely been in the van at the time it crashed into the pond.

The young boy was taken to Primary Children’s Hospital, where he was initially listed in critical condition, however, he later died from his injuries, according to the South Salt Lake Police.

Miloshevsky had initially been charged with DUI with serious bodily injury, child abuse, child endangerment and criminal mischief, but the charges were amended to add the child abuse homicide charge after the boy’s death, police said.

Miloshevsky is currently being held at the Salt Lake County Jail.