Mom killed by street racers while pushing stroller across street
A 24-year-old mother pushing a stroller across a Florida street was fatally struck by teen street racers, cops say, and her 21-month-old daughter was seriously injured.
Jessica Reisinger and little Lillia Raubenolt were hit by a Mustang traveling "at a high rate of speed" according to witnesses in Tampa. The Mustang was racing a Nissan when the accident took place, cops say.
Reisinger, who was from Jeromesville, Ohio, and her daughter were taken to a nearby hospital where the mom passed away.
Cameron Herrin, the 18-year-old driver of the Mustang, and John Barrineau, the 17-year-old driver of the Nissan, are facing charges of vehicular homicide, street racing and reckless driving. Tristan Herrin, who was a passenger in the Mustang, faces one count of racing. He is 20.
Witnesses said the two cars were side by side at times, and at other times they switched places and switched lanes.
"We see speeders constantly, drag racing, playing chicken," local resident Gloria Giunta told WFLA. "I'd like to walk my dogs right out front, but I'm afraid someone's going to flip right into our front yard."
"We're devastated. It's a tragic crash that didn't need to happen," Kim Degance, president of the Palma Ceia Neighborhood Association, told ABC Action News.
Tristan Herrin was released on bail early Thursday, according to the Tampa Bay Times, while his younger brother Cameron remains jailed after the bail was set at $10,000.
A GoFundMe page has raised more than $18,000 for Reisinger's family.