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Toddler, young mother die after mowed down in crosswalk by alleged street racers

The toddler who was hit by alleged street racers in Florida this week has died of her injuries.

Fox News reports that 21-month-old Lillia Raubenolt has succumbed her injuries following the horrific crash on Tuesday that also killed her mother.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Lillia and her mother Jessica Reisinger, 24, were visiting Tampa from their home in Ohio this week when tragedy struck as Reisinger was pushing her daughter in a stroller through a crosswalk. Cameron Herrin, 18, struck the mother and the child while driving at a high rate of speed in a gold Nissan.

Herrin is believed to have been in a car race at the time with 17-year-old John Alexander Barrineau. Both of the teens were arrested, and Herrin is facing vehicular manslaughter charges along with street racing and reckless driving resulting in serious bodily injury.

Police told Fox News that the charges are expected to be enhanced in light of the toddler’s death.

Reisinger was reportedly crossing the intersection legally at the time of the crash, and witnesses reported seeing two cars speeding and changing lanes just before the fatal collision.

Herrin’s 20-year-old brother Tristan, who was reportedly in the passenger seat, was also arrested and charged for his alleged participation in the street racing.

An online fundraising campaign has been launched on GoFundMe to help support the grieving family of the victims.

 

[Feature image: Reisinger Family/GoFundMe]