Driver charged after 1-year-old girl killed when SUV jumps curb, strikes her stroller in Bronx

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
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The driver is charged with criminally negligent homicide.

WILLIAMSBRIDGE, The Bronx (WABC) -- A 1-year-old girl died after a vehicle involved in a two-car crash jumped a curb and struck her stroller in the Bronx. The driver is now facing charges.

The collision happened around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday near E. 215th Street and White Plains Road in Williamsbridge.

Witnesses said a white SUV sped around a corner before jumping the curb and pinning the stroller against a wall. The SUV then struck a parked car.

"I tried to take the car off the baby. I watched the baby take her last breath," a witness said.

The mother took her child, 18-month-old Djeneba Magassa, to the hospital after getting into a private car, a witness said. The mother was not hit.

Witnesses said the driver, 22-year-old Kier Boneparte, exited the SUV and tried to assist the baby. He was later taken into custody. He's charged with criminally negligent homicide.

He did not have a license or insurance.

An investigation is ongoing.


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