The father of a young girl killed in a Christmas Day crashed has been charged.
Police say Alex Hooper was texting while driving his Volkswagen Jetta. Hooper crossed the median on Highway 74 and crashed into a Dodge Intrepid coming from the opposite direction, according to the police department.
Following an investigation, Wadesboro Police said Monday Hooper sent a text message saying “Merry Christmas” moments before the crash.
Hooper has been charged for texting while driving and driving left of center.
Hooper’s daughter Lexi was asleep in the back seat at the time of the crash. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.