Sadly, a 1-year-old boy, Zarion Robinson, from Milwaukee has passed away after an
of his mother reportedly stole her vehicle and crashed it while the boy was in the backseat of the car, officials say, according to the New York Post.
Robinson was declared deceased at the Children’s Hospital on Saturday at 1:10 a.m. not too long after the tragic crash. Robinson wasn’t secure in the seat during the incident and reports say he turned 13 months the same day he was declared dead.
As Robinson’s mother ran outside, the 31-year-old woman drove off in the white Pontiac, which was demolished in a two-car crash not too long after. Officials discovered the young boy crying in his car seat, which was facing toward the ground in the backseat. The child and the driver were transported to the hospital, where he was later declared dead and the driver was allegedly treated for her injuries before she was arrested. Officials say the driver in the other vehicle left the scene.
Mikayla Tweedie, Zarion’s mother told the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel that the woman who stole the car was an
who was initially sitting in the back of the car before stealing the car.
“Me and my cousin went inside to drop my cousin’s cat off…She took it upon herself to hop in the driver’s seat and pull off with my child in the car. I called her and said I don’t care about the car, I just want my baby back,”
said the mother.
She went on to confess that she didn’t know why she took her car. She added,
“I knew her well enough to think she wouldn’t do something like that.”
Eddie Anthony, Robinson’s father said,
“He didn’t deserve it, he had a lot of life ahead of him. Like I said, gone but never forgotten, but it’s a lot of heartache that we will never get over. Everybody’s going to think about it every day, every minute, every second, so it’s tough, it’s hard.”
#Clique, let’s keep Zarion Robinson’s family in our thoughts and prayers!