A single-vehicle crash Friday night in Stockton killed a 2-year-old boy and resulted in the arrest of the child’s father on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Stockton Police Department.
Officers said the vehicle struck a pole near Wilson Way and Hazelton Avenue. Police officers arrived at 8:06 p.m. and the boy was taken to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries. Officers said that another small child in the car was uninjured and was turned over to a family member.
The driver and victim’s father, 28-year-old William Tabke, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and child endangerment. He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail.