8-Year-Boy Crashes Mom’s Car That Kills Sister
Via NewsOne reports:
A 911 call released Friday provides a dramatic account of a tragic joyride by an 8-year-old boy in his mother’s car as he swerved through traffic, turned around at a convenience store and eventually slamming into a light pole, killing his 6-year-old sister.
The caller followed the car up and down a main Phoenix road before it crashed, causing minor injuries to the 8-year-old driver.
“I’m driving and it looks like next to me there are these two little kids driving a car,” said the caller, who identified himself as Rudy de la Cruz. “They’re in a red car and it looks like two little kids, and they’re driving like recklessly. They’re all over the lanes and not stopping.”
At about the same time, the children’s mother called 911 in a panic to report someone had taken her two older children and her car was gone.
“My car’s been stolen and my kids have been taken,” Glendolyn Bell tells dispatchers.
The sobbing mom is heard begging for help from neighbors and then discovering her spare key is missing.
Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said there’s nothing to indicate the children’s mother would face any charges in the Wednesday night crash.
“There’s really no criminal element to any of it,” Martos said. “From mom’s standpoint, there’s nothing to indicate any neglect or abuse. From the kid’s point, he’s 8 years old so his mental state is not culpable.”
This little boy is going to have to live with the fact he killed his sister for the rest of his life. We’ll keep the entire family in our prayers.