CLINTON COUNTY — A 36-year-old Beckemeyer woman has been charged in Clinton County court with multiple counts driving under the influence and one count reckless homicide in connection with the death last year of her 2-year-old son.
Nicole Voss ran over and killed her son Jensen last August in the driveway of a Keyesport residence. Jensen reportedly climbed out of the vehicle as Voss was closing the rear hatch. She apparently didn’t realize Jensen was no longer in the vehicle and began to drive away, striking and killing the child in the process.
Prosecutors claim Voss had meth in her system at the time of the child’s death, while witnesses reportedly told authorities that she had been awake for seven days straight prior to the accident.
Her bail in this case was set at $250,000 — however, she was in St. Clair County custody Wednesday afternoon on an unrelated meth charge.
The Keyesport residence where the incident occurred was reportedly the home of a man who was facing multiple meth-related charges at the time, however, he says drugs were not being done at the time of Jensen’s death.
According to witnesses, before going over to her son, Voss got back into the car, rummaged around and went to hide a plastic baggie before attending to the child and calling 911.
A witness reportedly began performing CPR on the child after he was hit, but Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss declared the child dead that afternoon.
Police reports say neither Jensen nor a younger sibling were restrained in the vehicle at the time and that Jensen was trying to retrieve a toy from under the vehicle when he was struck.