Two teens from Chicago, aged 14 and 17, were each charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing after their stolen car crashed into another vehicle and killed a 6-month-old baby.
Police said that the charges could be upgraded as the investigation goes on.
The young boys were reportedly driving a stolen Hyundai when they crashed into a Ford pickup truck at an intersection of North Kostner Avenue and West Washington Boulevard.
In the Ford pickup truck were 6-month-old Cristian Uvidia and his family.
According to ABC7, the baby tragically died after the incident while two older sisters and their mother sustained injuries.
A GoFundMe created for the family revealed that Cristian’s skull was fractured in the collision.
Heartbroken cousin Anneliss Rivera wrote: “He suffered from an impact that fractured his skull, causing his brain to swell and eventually killing him.”
She continued: “We are devastated, and we are broken. We will miss his sweet smile, as he was a joy to everyone that he met.
“Part of the money will also go towards medical expenses, as mom and sisters are currently in the hospital with injuries but in stable condition.”
In an interview with WGN9, Rivera said that Cristian will be remembered as being happy and full of life.
“He always had this big smile on his face, he loved to sing and dance,” she said. “It’s been a rough few days, it’s felt like ten years. This is like truly all of our worst nightmares.”
Rivera continued: “They stole a car, and they stole our entire lives in that one instant. I don’t know what the price of the car was, but I’m sure it wasn’t equivalent to the life of a child.
“Heaven has the most beautiful angel right now, and we know we’ll see him again one day.”
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