Mother arrested for child abuse after crashing her minivan on way to daycare & killing 1-year-old daughter

Minion Clopton

KALAMAZOO, Michigan —  A mother whose infant died in a car crash after not being strapped in a car seat, was hit with multiple charges  on Friday.

Minion Clopton was charged with two counts of felony third-degree child abuse, and a misdemeanor count of fourth-degree child abuse.


Clopton was also charged with two additional felonies for driving without a valid license causing death and injury.

On July 28, Minion Clopton, 31, was driving her minivan along Rose Street when the vehicle was hit by another car. Three children, all under the age of 3, were in the minivan with Clopton, and none of them were in child safety seats.

Dasani Lynn Colbert, 1, was killed when she was ejected from the vehicle.

An undated courtesy photo of Dasani Colbert.

An undated courtesy photo of Dasani Colbert.


The crash occurred just days after she and her twin sister celebrated their first birthday. The oldest child in the car, nearly 2, also was ejected and suffered serious injuries.

A third  child was also injured and both drivers sustained injuries.

Family members said Clopton was taking the three children to day care when the crash happened.

None of the children were restrained in car seats, according to Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley.


Minion was released on a $1000 PR Bond

I’m a sucker so of course I feel bad for the woman.  

Accidentally killing your own child should be punishment enough sometimes… Even more her mother named her “Minion”… She had no chance of having a good life, but looks like she was trying.

Minion wrote a post on social media about the fatal incident.

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From a quick scan of Minion’s Facebook page, it appears that she really cared about her kids.


“She’s a wonderful mom,” Dasani’s grandmother, Haoria Ellerby, said of the baby’s mother. “I love her. I respect her. And we just need support.”

I’m not for certain, but the child appears to be a twin.

I wish Minion the best on her court case. May the judge have some empathy for her.

UPDATE: Minion became irate over this report and threatened to sue. I guess asking the judge to take it easy on her, was wrong of me…  

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You know she didn’t like my response. Turns out Minion still has 5 other kids alive and well…

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Her family also doesn’t like the fact, that I don’t like Minion’s name.

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My followers came to the conclusion that maybe her mother meant to name her after a good piece of steak…

So I guess Minion wanted me to show less favorable photos of her, as the article is correct, except today I did update it to add that NONE of her kids under 3 were wearing a seatbelt. Minion is a trifling mother.


Minion Clopton booking photo

Meanwhile, Minion is partying and having a great time.

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The woman obviously doesn’t have an ounce of sense.