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Four car accident, father leaves child at scene

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 5:03pm

WACO -- A four car accident this morning sends one to the hospital and another to jail for abandoning his child at the crash site.

It happened at the intersection of Sanger Avenue and Lake Air Drive a little before 8 am.

The four cars collided and the driver and 6-year-old passenger of one car got out of their car. But the driver took off running, leaving his daughter behind.

"The daughter was OK. There happened to be an MCC law enforcement officer there. As the crash occurred he was able to take custody of the little girl and keep her safe thank goodness," Sgt. Patrick Swanton with the Waco Police Department said.

The father was caught and identified as Otis Dwayne Kirven, 25.

He had to be tased when taken into custody.

It was found that he had alcohol in his system.

Kirven is now in the McLennan County Jail for failure to stop and render aid, endangering a child, intoxication assault and resisting arrest.

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