Police: Toddler injured in Bayshore accident may not survive injuries
TAMPA (FOX 13) - The toddler involved in a horrific crash along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa Wednesday is not expected to survive, according to an arrest affidavit released by Tampa police.
Investigators say street racing led to the death of the 21-month-old’s mother, Jessica Reisinger. They were visiting from Jeromesville, Ohio. The crash occurred just before noon on Wednesday near West Knights Avenue.
Investigators say Reisinger was "attempting a lawful crossing" while pushing a stroller carrying her daughter, Lillia Raubenolt. That's when a 2018 Ford Mustang, driven by 18-year-old Cameron Herrin, hit them, police say, and Reisinger died of her injuries.
Tampa police arrested Cameron and 20-year-old Tristan Christopher Herrin, who was his passenger. They also arrested 17-year-old John Alexander Barrineau, who, they say, was racing Cameron in a gold Nissan. Both Herrins are said to live at the same South Tampa address, and Barrineau, lives on West Knights Avenue, which is just blocks from the crash.
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Police have charged both drivers with street racing, vehicular homicide, and reckless driving resulting in serious bodily injury. Tristan was charged with racing and was released on bond Thursday morning.
FOX 13's cameras were rolling as he left Hillsborough County Jail, but he hid most of his face with a hoodie over his head. He was escorted by an unknown man to a car, which quickly left the jail parking lot.
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Cameron was released later Thursday morning after posting a $10,000 bond.
Officers say, per witnesses, the cars were speeding side by side, but then would swap places and lanes just before the crash.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist the mother's family.