Two teenagers have been arrested after they allegedly caused an accident that led to the death of a six-month-old boy.
The drivers, aged 14 and 17, have been charged with misdemeanour trespassing. However, the police have indicated that these charges may be upgraded.
The teenagers blew through an intersection and collided with a pickup truck carrying three children and a woman.
Cristian Uvidia, “Cristiansito” Cause of death
As a result of the accident, the six-month-old boy, Cristian Uvidia, died from his injuries.
The other passengers in the truck, a 34-year-old woman, a 17-year-old boy, and a seven-year-old child, were injured and required hospital treatment.
Shaun Walker, a local resident, recorded the accident on video. He witnessed the baby’s distress and immediately began performing CPR in an attempt to revive him. Despite his efforts, the baby passed away three days later.
A fundraiser has been set up to help the family pay for their medical expenses and funeral costs. The GoFundMe page has raised nearly £30,000 ($37,000) so far.