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Witness describes helping woman charged in 6-week-old son's murder out of car crash

The mother accused of killing her son crashed her car on U.S. 501 near Bill Jones Road. (Source: Katrina Helmer) The mother accused of killing her son crashed her car on U.S. 501 near Bill Jones Road. (Source: Katrina Helmer)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Jameisha Alexander is charged with murdering her 6-week-old son on Saturday night.

The infant was found face down in a pond behind Tanger Outlets on U.S. 501. Based on police reports, the mother was never found at the scene.

Horry County police said Alexander drove away and was found when she crashed her car into a ditch on U.S. 501 near Bill Jones Road, headed into Aynor.

According to scanner traffic recorded Saturday night, one car crashed into the back of another. The first car ended up in the ditch and the second car spun onto the opposite side of the highway, hitting another car.

A witness pulled over after seeing that first white car, the same described in the police report, crashed on the side of the road in a ditch. The witness, Ernest Brasington, was driving back home after a day at the beach with his fiancé.

Brasington recalled asking the woman in the car if she was OK when seeing her struggling to get out of her car.

“We didn't know if she hit her head or had any injuries," he said. "I kept asking her over and over if she was OK and if someone else was in the car. I couldn't see because the airbags were deployed."

Brasington suggested the woman stay inside his truck until EMS crews arrived, but he said she became combative and started walking away.

"I get her back up there, and I'm like, 'Ma'am, my truck is this way; we'll get you dried off,'” said Brasington. “And she's like, 'No I'm not staying here. I don't want to be here. I'm going home.'”

Brasington said he told the woman she could not leave the scene of an accident and that is when she started pushing him.

Another witness came up and tried to help Brasington lead the woman back to his truck. Once she got inside, she started talking about a baby.

“She's saying something about her baby. Somebody took her baby. She wasn't really clear on everything. She was yelling and stuttering, everything,” Brasington said.

His fiancé was on the phone with dispatchers and relayed details about what the woman looked like, her car and what she was saying.

Brasington said he went back to the woman’s car in the ditch and broke the window with a hammer to check if anyone was inside. He said he never saw a baby or anyone else in the vehicle, but he did see baby clothes in the back seat.

When EMS crews arrived, Brasington said he helped them load the woman onto the stretcher and into the ambulance. She was rushed to the Conway Medical Center.

Brasington said he also went to the emergency room because he cut his hand while searching the car.

While he was there, he said he heard nurses talking about it being a tough night because a baby came in earlier after being found in a pond. Brasington said he was just at an accident scene where a woman was muttering about a baby, and he wondered if the two could at all be connected.

Based on Horry County Police reports and the arrest warrant for Alexander, the two were connected.

Alexander was identified as the woman in the accident and the mother charged with murdering her son.

The police report specifies that the infant, King Alexander, was found by a security guard face-down on the PVC drain pipe in the pond behind Tanger Outlets on U.S. 501.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office declared the infant’s death a drowning. Alexander was denied bond by a judge on Tuesday.

During the hearing she told the judge she was sorry for what happened.

Related story:

Bond denied for mother charged in drowning death of infant in Horry County pond

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