The toddler was in the back seat of the Escape. His father, 24-year-old Joshua Bryson, was driving, and his mother, 23-year-old Santana Kelley, was in the front passenger seat.
The family, who are from Rome, were rear-ended by the truck, killing the 2-year-old and sending the parents to a hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., GSP said.
Kelley is 25 weeks pregnant, according to a GoFundMe page, and Joshua Bryson suffered several broken bones. As of Tuesday afternoon, the page had raised more than $6,700.
Elliott was also injured in the crash but refused medical treatment, GSP said.
The other charges Elliott faces include counts of driving on a suspended license, distracted driving, open container, improper exhaust system, following too closely, reckless driving, obstruction and operating a vehicle with altered suspension and two counts of glazing of windows, GSP said.
He was booked into the Fannin County jail, where he remains, according to the sheriff’s office.
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The suspect is 19 years old.