COUNCIL CHRONICLE – Three Tampa men will face upgraded charges following the death of a one-year-old girl. The men were arrested on Wednesday, after one of ran over the baby and his mother. Authorities determined that all three suspects were engaged in illegal street racing.
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During Wednesday’s Tampa Police Department statement, a spokesperson confirmed that the one-year-old toddler involved in the car crash died at the hospital.
Earlier that day, Jessica Reisinger of Jeromesville was pushing a baby stroller on Bayshore Boulevard when she stopped at a pedestrian crossing.
During her crossing, the 24-year-old mother was literally swept off her feet by the driver of a 2018 black Ford Mustang who was heading north.
One driver who witnessed the accident told the authorities that the Mustang’s driver appeared to have been engaged in a race with a gold Nissan.
Based on eyewitness accounts, the 2018 black Mustang driven by 18-year-old Cameron Coyle Herrin must have had a speed of at least 60 miles per hours, whereas the speed limit for Tampa is 45 miles per hour.
Other drivers claimed to have seen the cars riding side-by-side and Herrin exclaiming. The driver failed to stop after hitting Reisinger and her one-year-old daughter.
Following the accident, Herrin along with two other people was taken into custody and charged. The authorities managed to identify the driver of the gold Nissan as 17-year-old John Alexander Barrineau.
The third man involved in Wednesday crash, later IDed as 20-year-old Tristan Christopher Herrin, Cameron’s brother, was also brought up on charges.
Reisinger was declared dead at the scene.
Following the infant’s death, Herrin and Barrineau were charged with illegal street racing, reckless driving resulting in serious injury, and two counts of vehicular homicide. Cameron’s brother will face a misdemeanor street racing under Florida Statue 316.191(2).
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