Texas father charged with manslaughter after two children fell from excavator he was driving and died

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Father, 40, is charged with the deaths of his two children, 7 and 11, who fell from the bucket of the excavator he was driving and then run them over in Texas

  • Vijender Chauhan, 40, was arrested by state forces after being called to the house near Roanoke, a Fort Worth suburb
  • Denton County jail records show that Chauhan was charged with two charges of manslaughter
  • He was also charged with endangering a child three times and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
  • He was released on bail on Sunday after his bail was set at $ 280,000
  • Chauhan drove the John Deere backhoe loader on a private road around 7:30 PM on Saturday with a number of children and adults riding the machine
  • He then had his two children Shivraj, 11 and Sonakshi, 7, who were driving in it, dump on the ground in the front bin.

A Texas father has been charged with manslaughter after two of his young children fell from the bucket of an excavator he was driving and died Saturday.

Vijender Chauhan, 40, was arrested by state forces after being called to the house near Roanoke, a Fort Worth suburb. Denton Record-Chronicle reported.

Records from Denton County Jail show that Chauhan was charged with two charges of manslaughter, three endangering a child and one time of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He was released on bail on Sunday after his bail was set at $ 280,000, after a grand total of each of the five charges.

Vijender Chauhan, 40, was arrested by state forces after being called to the house near Roanoke, a Fort Worth suburb

Denton County jail records show that Chauhan was charged with two charges of manslaughter

Denton County jail records show that Chauhan was charged with two charges of manslaughter

Vijender Chauhan, 40, was arrested by state forces after being called to the house near Roanoke, a Fort Worth suburb

A Google Street View shows the 1600 block of Chapel Hill Court in Denton County where the excavator was driving

A Google Street View shows the 1600 block of Chapel Hill Court in Denton County where the excavator was driving

A Google Street View shows the 1600 block of Chapel Hill Court in Denton County where the excavator was driving

Chauhan drove the John Deere backhoe loader on a private road at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday with a number of children and adults riding the machine, outlets reported.

Then he had the front bucket dump his two children Shivraj, 11 and Sonakshi, 7, who were driving in it, on the ground, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Chauhan would then have run them over, the Denton Record-Chronicle reported.

The outlets reported that an adult was seriously injured along with two other children who were taken to a local hospital.

“ Preliminary investigation indicates that a John Deere excavator at Chapel Hill Court was traveling southwest with multiple children and adults riding on various moving parts of the excavator, ” Lonny Haschel, a Texas DPS spokesperson told the Denton Record Chronicle.

A stock photo shows a John Deere backhoe loader believed to be similar to the one used in the incident

A stock photo shows a John Deere backhoe loader believed to be similar to the one used in the incident

A stock photo shows a John Deere backhoe loader believed to be similar to the one used in the incident

“While on the move, the operator of the excavator was operating equipment that dumped the front bucket and the occupants driving in the bucket fell to the ground.”

Chauhan’s children attended Trinity Valley School, a private K-12 school in Fort Worth, where tuition costs $ 24,920 per year, according to the school. website

Headmistress Blair Lowry wrote an email to the parents about the incident, obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

“It’s hard to find the words to express the grief we all feel over the loss of our young students,” Lowry wrote.

Counselors spoke to grieving classmates on Tuesday, according to the newspaper.

“Teachers, coaches, and administrators have provided opportunities for students to navigate their grief or find comfort in play or routine,” Lowry wrote.

‘We will continue to support our students in the coming days and weeks.’

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