High-speed road race leads to death of 4-year-old girl
SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) – 24- and 25-year-olds have been charged with numerous charges after an impromptu high-speed road race and crash resulted in a 4-year-old girl losing her life.
A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted two drivers involved in an October 2021 fatal crash that killed 4-year-old Iliana Hernandez of Silver Spring.
Felipe Hernandez, 24, of Silver Spring, and Gilberto Duvan Guerra Posadas, 25, of Germantown, have been charged with numerous counts, including motor vehicle manslaughter, two separate counts second degree assault and driving a vehicle at high speed. Competition.
On the evening of October 21, 2021, Montgomery County Firefighters responded to the intersection of Georgia Ave and Dexter Ave. for a three-car accident.
An Acura and a Honda were traveling south on Georgia Ave, approaching Dexter Ave. This is where the driver of a Ford attempted to turn left when it was hit by both the Acura and the Honda. The Acura then left the roadway and struck a wall.
Court documents say Acura driver Hernandez and Honda driver Posadas began an impromptu road race and eventually crashed into the Ford at high speed.
Iliana Hernandez, 4, the daughter of Felipe Hernandez, was in the back seat of the Acura at the time of the crash. She was taken to an area hospital, where she later died.
Following the indictment, Hernandez proceeded to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, where he was released on an unsecured personal bond of $10,000.
Posadas is currently being held in Illinois on unrelated charges.
The driver of the Ford was issued three citations for driving under the influence.