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Suspect in fatal drug-related Dallas crash: 'I wish I was dead'

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The Dallas man who admitted to police that he smoked PCP before a crash that killed a little girl and her mother talked exclusively with FOX 4 from jail on Tuesday.

The family of four in the car he hit included two young children.

Christopher Bynum says he blacked out and can't remember what happened before the crash.

He told police at the crash scene that he smoked PCP, but from jail, Bynum says the marijuana he smoked may have been laced with PCP.

Bynum is accused of rear-ending the car carrying a father, mother an 18-month-old girl and 6-month-old boy.

The little girl died in the accident. Her mother died at the hospital early Wednesday morning.

"For that family, I just want to let them know my prayers go for them," said Bynum. "I wish I was dead."

Bynum is charged with intoxication manslaughter.

He says he was on his way to pick up his two young in children in Pleasant Grove.

"I'm very sorry," said Bynum. "Please forgive me. I wish I could take the place of that kid."

Bynum says he doesn't know how he ended up miles away where the crash happened on West Ledbetter Drive near South Polk Street.

"Oak Cliff police do know I have a problem with PCP because, like a year ago, I came to jail by having PCP that's why they kept asking me was I on PCP," said Bynum. "I don't know what I told them."

Police records say Bynum was taken to a hospital, where he was aggressive with doctors and medical staff who remember him saying, "I go some weed and some PCP. I know I shouldn't have hit that, why God why."

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