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Mum Playing 'Chicken' Accidentally Kills Three-Year-Old Son

Authorities say a 26-year-old woman who was driving toward her children in an apparent game of "chicken" struck and killed her three-year-old son.

Harris County prosecutors said that a woman from Texas, Lexus Stagg, was charged with criminally negligent homicide on June 11 for the death of her son.

Texas woman playing 'chicken' fatally strikes son. Image: Youtube: KETKnbc

They say surveillance video from an apartment complex shows Stagg getting into a Lincoln Navigator, then backing up.

As her three young children began running after her, she drove the SUV forward. Two children moved out of the way, but the three-year-old was caught under a tire.

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District Attorney Kim Ogg said, "cars aren't toys and playing chicken with your kids isn't a game."

Stagg was booked into the Harris County jail but was no longer being held Saturday.

It's not clear whether she has an attorney to speak on her behalf.