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Seffner woman faces manslaughter charge in crash that killed 11-month-old son

Nevaeh Goldsborough didn’t properly restrain the boy and two other young children, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
 
A stretch of the westbound lanes of the Selmon Expressway near the 50th Street exit in Tampa is seen in a Google image from 2023. Nevaeh Goldsborough, 21, lost control of her Hyundai Sonata and crashed into a guardrail while driving in this area of the expressway on March 5. Her 11-month-old son was among the passengers who were thrown from the car during the crash, and the boy died later at Tampa General Hospital. Goldsborough was arrested on Sept. 4 on charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child and two counts of child neglect. Two other children in the car were also injured in the crash.
A stretch of the westbound lanes of the Selmon Expressway near the 50th Street exit in Tampa is seen in a Google image from 2023. Nevaeh Goldsborough, 21, lost control of her Hyundai Sonata and crashed into a guardrail while driving in this area of the expressway on March 5. Her 11-month-old son was among the passengers who were thrown from the car during the crash, and the boy died later at Tampa General Hospital. Goldsborough was arrested on Sept. 4 on charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child and two counts of child neglect. Two other children in the car were also injured in the crash. [ Google ]
Published Sept. 12, 2023|Updated Sept. 12, 2023

A Seffner woman whose 11-month-old son died when he was thrown from her car during a crash on the Selmon Expressway in March is now facing criminal charges, records show.

The Florida Highway Patrol arrested 21-year-old Nevaeh Goldsborough on Sept. 4 on one count of aggravated manslaughter of a child and two counts of child neglect.

Goldsborough didn’t properly restrain three children and was driving 26 mph over the posted speed limit “in a careless manner” when she lost control of a Hyundai Sonata about 11:35 p.m. on March 5, according to an arrest affidavit. The Hyundai crashed into a guardrail near the 50th Street exit, and Goldsborough and three children were all thrown from the car, according to the affidavit.

Nevaeh Angel Goldsborough in a Hillsborough County booking photo taken Sept. 4 when she was arrested on charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child and child neglect.
Nevaeh Angel Goldsborough in a Hillsborough County booking photo taken Sept. 4 when she was arrested on charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child and child neglect. [ Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ]

One of the children, Nymeir Brown, died from his injuries at Tampa General Hospital, according to the affidavit. The affidavit does not include the boy’s age or his relationship to Goldsborough, but an obituary for the boy says he was her son and he would have turned 1 on April 13.

The affidavit does not list the ages of the two other children who were injured or their relationship to Goldsborough. In a previous news release, troopers said a 4-year-old girl in the car was seriously injured and a 2-year-old boy had minor injuries.

The force of the crash into the guardrail redirected the Hyundai into the travel lanes, where it collided with a Nissan Pathfinder.

Goldsborough was seriously injured and another passenger, a 27-year-old Tampa man, had minor injuries, troopers said.

The Riverview woman driving the Nissan had minor injuries, troopers said. Her passengers — a 25-year-old Riverview woman and a 6-year-old Riverview girl — were uninjured.

Nymeir Zyndell Cortez Brown in a screenshot of his obituary on aikensfuneralhome.com.
Nymeir Zyndell Cortez Brown in a screenshot of his obituary on aikensfuneralhome.com. [ aikensfuneralhome.com ]

Florida law requires any child under the age of 5 to be seated in a crash-tested, federally approved child restraint, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. State law says that someone whose “culpable negligence” causes the death of a person younger than 18 commits the first-degree felony of aggravated manslaughter of a child. The charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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Goldsborough was booked into the Hillsborough County jail on Sept. 4 and released two days later on $17,000 bail, records show.

Reached by phone, Goldsborough said she would consult with her attorney to decide whether to comment for this story and would get back to a reporter. She did not respond to subsequent voicemail and text messages. A person who answered the phone at the office of the attorney who Goldsborough said was representing her told the Times he had not been formally retained and could not comment.

Court records show Goldsborough has been appointed a public defender.