Two teenage boys are facing only misdemeanor charges after they allegedly stole a car and crashed it into another vehicle, killing a 6-month-old baby in Chicago last week.
The boys, ages 17 and 14, were each charged with just one misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing in the deadly April 16 crash in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to Chicago police.
The teens were driving in a stolen Hyundai when they slammed into a Ford pickup truck at an intersection of West Washington Boulevard and North Kostner Avenue shortly after 5 p.m., according to cops.
The 6-month-old boy, Cristian Uvidia, died in the hospital following the crash.
His 34-year-old mother and two sisters, ages 15 and 7, were each injured and treated at a local hospital, ABC 7 reported.
The infant’s skull was fractured in the crash, according to a GoFundMe page created for the family.
“He suffered from an impact that fractured his skull, causing his brain to swell and eventually killing him,” Annelisse Rivera wrote. “We are devastated, and we are broken. We will miss his sweet smile, as he was a joy to everyone that he met.”
Charges against the teens could be upgraded after police complete their investigation.
As of Sunday evening, a Chicago police spokesperson said no further charges have been brought against the teen boys.
Rivera called the misdemeanor charges “disheartening” in an interview with Fox 32 Chicago.
“Your however-minutes-long joyride ruined our life completely,” she said.
Two other teenagers were also inside the car, but have not been charged.
The stolen-car crash was just one recent instance of juveniles becoming involved in criminal activity in the city.
Recent “teen takeovers” have created chaos in the windy city as hundreds of teens mob Chicago streets and clash with cops there.
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