Father charged in crash that killed five-year-old, seriously injured second child

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: November 26, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. 

PRINCE GEORGE – The father of two children who were in a car that crashed along Jolly Road earlier this month, killing one of them, has been charged with a number of felony counts, including involuntary manslaughter.

In a statement Monday, Prince George Police confirmed 32-year-old Daniel Krenicky has been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, two counts of felony child endangerment, driving under the influence, and reckless driving by speed in connection with a November 17 crash at the intersection Jolly Road and Second Court.

According to authorities, just before 11 p.m. that night, a 2002 four-door Pontiac driven by Krenicky was traveling southbound along Jolly Road and ran off the road to the left, striking a culvert pipe.

When police arrived, they found a five-year-old child unresponsive and a nine-year-old with serious injuries.

Officers on scene performed CPR on the child until rescue crews could arrive and continue life-saving efforts.

The five-year-old child was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center via ambulance for treatment while the nine-year-old was rushed to VCU Medical Center in Richmond via MedFlight. The five-year-old, later identified as Seth Krenicky, died early last week.

Daniel Krenicky was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center, as well, with non-life-threatening injuries.

The nine-year-old child’s condition was not revealed by police.

Just over a week after the crash, following confirmation by police that they were working closely with the Prince George Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and charges were “forthcoming,” Krenicky was placed under arrest Monday morning and transported to Riverside Regional Jail where he is being held without bail.

Currently it is unknown when he will make his first appearance in court.

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