A Vermont man pleaded not guilty Monday to manslaughter in the death of his 2-year-old son, who police say may have been dropped in a fast-moving stream as his father fled the scene of a car crash in Massachusetts. Darel A. Galorenzo, 35, of Readsboro, Vermont, was held on $250,000 bail at his arraignment in Northern Berkshire District Court in North Adams. He also pleaded not guilty to operating under the influence, reckless endangerment of a child and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, according to court records. A resident told responding troopers that he saw a man with a child walking from the scene, according to the preliminary police report. Police found Galorenzo soaking wet near the stream that is 3 feet (0.9 meters) deep in some spots, but the child was not with him. The child was later found in the water and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead several hours later. A preliminary autopsy determined that the toddler’s cause of death was drowning and hypothermia.
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