The driver who crashed into a Brooklyn family killing a three-month-old baby girl faces up to 15 years behind bars after he was booked for second-degree manslaughter, according to officials with Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez's office.
A grand jury added the new top charge for 28-year-old Crown Heights resident Tyrik Mott on Friday, Sept. 17, whom police and prosecutors had previously only accused of trying to steal a car to escape the fatal collision on Sept. 2, as Streetsblog reported.
Mott allegedly drove the wrong way down the Clinton Hill street and smashed into another driver, whose vehicle jumped the curb and hit and killed 3-month-old Apolline Guillemin being pushed in a stroller by her mother on the evening of Sept. 11.
The scene of the crash in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, that killed a 3-month old baby and left her mother in serious condition on Sept. 11. Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC