Earlier this year, Carl Ingraham of Port St. Lucie was arrested on charges of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed his 12-year-old stepson.
Now his wife also is facing charges — for knowing her husband was drunk and not doing anything to prevent her kids from being in the vehicle, according to a Port St. Lucie police report.
Jack Voellm, 12, was killed in the crash.
Carl and Kelli Ingraham and their 17-year-old son, who was also in the vehicle, were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
The boys pleaded with their stepfather to pull the vehicle over before it crashed, the report said.
“Due to Kelli being just as complicit and irresponsible as Carl,” she is also being charged in the case, a traffic homicide investigator wrote in the report.
Kelli Ingraham faces charges including aggravated child abuse with great harm.
The crash occured early March 18. Carl Ingraham was driving a Mercury Mountaineer 65 mph when the SUV hit a curb and flipped on its hood on the 3300 block of Southeast Southbend Boulevard. Jack was ejected from the SUV and died after sustaining massive head injuries and the amputation of his right arm.
Police found that the 12-year-old was not wearing a seat belt.
Kelli Ingraham was a passenger in the SUV.
Carl Ingraham, 43, was arrested May 25 for DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and other felony charges. He was released from the St. Lucie County Jail on June 17 after posting a $290,000 bond.
Kelli Ingraham, 38, is being held at the St. Lucie County Jail in lieu of $80,000 bail.