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Man fleeing police with stolen speakers leaves 2-year-old to die after car crash

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TULLYTOWN — Police say a man fleeing following a reported theft from a Philadelphia-area store crashed into other vehicles at an intersection, claiming the life of a 2-year-old boy in his vehicle.

Christopher D. Kuhn, 27, of Hamilton, N.J., is charged with third degree murder, homicide by vehicle, endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person, driving without a license and related offenses. Kuhn is being held in Bucks County prison on $5 million bail.

Chief Daniel Doyle of the Tullytown police department said the Kuhn fled the Walmart store at Levittown Town Center early Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities said he ran a red light and collided with two other vehicles. Kuhn’s 2-year-old son was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police said the Kuhn fled on foot but was arrested and taken to a hospital for evaluation before being arraigned on the charges against him late Tuesday night. No one else was injured in the crash.

Kuhn pleaded guilty in 2015 to drug possession after an incident in nearby Morrisville and was sentenced to one year of probation. Court records indicate Kuhn pleaded guilty to drug and theft charges in New Jersey in recent years as well.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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