One-year-old dies after speeding drunk driver rams pickup into shopping cart she was sitting in at Texas store parking lot
The suspected drunk driver David Fuentes was driving a Ford Ranger pickup when he entered the parking lot of the store Dollar General in San Antonio on Monday afternoon
A one-year-old child succumbed to her injuries after a drunk driver sped into the parking lot of a Texas store and struck a shopping cart where the child had been sitting while her mother loaded groceries into the car.
The baby's name is Corinna Tovar and she had been placed in the baby seat of the shopping cart. A blue colored Ford Ranger pickup entered the parking lot of the store Dollar General located in the 300 block of Moursund Boulevard on the city's South Side, San Antonio on Monday afternoon and collided with the shopping cart. According to PEOPLE, police spokeswoman Romana Lopez said that the driver was driving "at a fast rate of speed and took a wide turn as it drove in."
As a result of the collision, the child was flung from the cart. The child's mother as well as another woman were injured in the accident. After striking the shopping cart, the pickup then struck a vehicle which was parked near the mother's car. The authorities then arrested and booked 25-year-old David Fuentes on the grounds of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.
According to the police, Fuentes was being held on a $50,000 bond on his first charge and also an additional $25,000 bond on his second charge. Both the adult victims were injured, one of whom ended up suffering "serious bodily injury", and were treated at the University hospital. The child was pronounced dead as a result of her injuries. Neither of the adult victims have been identified yet.
Police Sgt. Ralph Salazar shared with ABC affiliate KSAT, that the store's surveillance camera had managed to capture the accident and the charges against David Fuentes could further be upgraded based on the fate of the two adult victims. Salazar also shared that the officers had responded to the incident at around 1.50 pm on Monday.