Man arraigned in death of toddler


OSCEOLA COUNTY — A man accused of running over a 2-year-old boy in June in the driveway of a Middle Branch Township home was arraigned Thursday in Osceola County’s 77th District Court.

Kyle Brown, 28, of Lake, faces one count of operating under the influence and causing death and one count of operating with a suspended license.

Carter-James Barron was backed over by a pickup truck after standing behind the truck in the driveway without an adult present. The child’s father, Michigan State Police troopers and Osceola County Emergency Medical Services personnel administered first aid to the child. He later died as a result of his injuries.

Brown is not a member of the boy’s family.

A pre-preliminary exam for Brown is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on Thursday in Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court. A preliminary exam will he held at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 15.