Driver Held Without Bail, Charged With Deliberate Hit-And-Run Deaths Of Woman & Toddler
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A woman accused of deliberately plowing her car into three people–killing a woman and toddler–is being held without bail. She faces 12 charges, including two counts of first-degree murder.
Tuesday evening, police say 25-year-old Latoya Skipwith, her two-year-old cousin Joshua Carter and an unidentified seven-year-old little girl were deliberately run down by a car that fled the scene.
Police say 28-year-old Lucresha Mints jumped into her car, drove onto the sidewalk and right into the victims–in a fit of rage. It all happened as a crowd of people watched in horror.
Investigators arrested Mints on Wednesday night with the help of tips from the community.
Detectives say the situation unfolded after Mints and Skipwith got into an argument near the corner of Franklin and Monroe streets.
“The suspect in this incident deliberately used her vehicle as a weapon by driving onto the curb along the sidewalk,” said Sgt. Jarron Jackson, Baltimore City Police.
Police say Mints aimed for the victims that were sitting on church steps. The impact then threw them 10 to 15 feet into a nearby stairwell. All three victims were taken to the hospital, where both Skipwith and the toddler died.
The seven-year-old little girl is expected to be OK.
At the time of the incident, Mints was already awaiting trial on another criminal assault charge.
The community is holding a candle light vigil Friday night at 7 p.m.
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