Taloa Foster, 33, was charged with child endangerment after being suspected of drunken driving, the Pontotoc County District Attorney's office said.

Witnesses said the child grabbed the wheel and steered the truck across lanes of traffic after his mother fell off the vehicle on Wednesday.

The boy's twin brother was also in the truck at the time, US media reports said.

The vehicle eventually crashed into an embankment along the road near Ada, about 130 km southeast of Oklahoma City.

Both the children were safe, police said. Ms Foster told them that the boy had unbuckled his seat belt and she was trying to secure him when she fell out of the vehicle, added the police.



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