A 2-month-old Massachusetts girl has died days after a pedestrian crash that also killed her 5-year-old sister and left her mother and two others injured.
WHDH reported that Natasha Nicole Mejia-Rivera died from her injuries Wednesday, days after Sunday’s crash in Revere which claimed the life of Adrianna Mejia-Rivera. Suffolk District Attorney John P. Pappas said additional charges against the driver, Autumn Harris, 42, are likely forthcoming in light of the infant’s death.
According to The Boston Globe, officials said Harris struck the five pedestrians as they stood on a sidewalk along the median strip of Route 145.
“In a recorded, post-Miranda statement, she allegedly stated that she had consumed one beer earlier on Sunday afternoon, that she had taken prescription and over-the-counter medication to help her sleep the night before, and that she had only slept two hours before working all day,” authorities said in a statement. “She allegedly stated the she had vaped CBD oil in the vehicle and that she might have nodded off at the wheel.”
Leslie Villalobos, whose brother-in-law was the girls’ uncle, told The Boston Globe that the mother was returning home from buying diapers with her daughters when the car mowed them down. A GoFundMe page created for the family indicated that the two girls were the woman’s only children.
Harris has pleaded not guilty to motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation of a motor vehicle charges. She was ordered to be held on $10,000 bail. Her next court date is scheduled for January 10.
[Featured Image: Natasha Nicole Mejia-Rivera, Adrianna Mejia-Rivera/GoFundMe]