UPDATE: Boy Dies From Crash, Now Criminal Investigation

July 1, 2008

DOTHAN, Ala. (WXTX) - There's an update in an accident case surronding the death of a local boy involved in an accident.

11 year old Ripion Upton after a pick-up truck driven by his mother collided with a bus.

This accident is now a criminal investigation.  Dothan's Police Chief released this statement Tuesday: "After providing investigative findings to the District Attorney, Doug Valeska the case is now a criminal investigation.  Information developed during the crash investigation dictates the case be handled in this fashion and decisions for prosecution will be based on the outcome of the complete investigation."