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Thabiti Pierre-Louis

Thabiti Pierre-Louis

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The driver of a car that caused a wreck that killed a 4-month-old girl on Tuesday was under the influence of alcohol, police told WSOC.

Police say the wreck happened shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday when a car was speeding and tried to pass another vehicle on Old Statesville Road. Detective Kevin Allred says the car ran off the other side of the road, hit a utility pole and overturned.

Five people,  including the driver, 21-year-old Thabiti Pierre-Louis, were taken to Carolinas Medical Center.

An infant being held in the backseat died in the crash. The infant’s name has not been released.

Police said 21-year-old Thabiti Ashim Pierre-Louis was reckless, speeding and lost control flipping the car that landed on the baby who was not restrained in a seat. The baby was being held by an occupant in the car.

Pierre-Louis was charged with DWI at the hospital. He faces charges of felony death by motor vehicle, reckless driving, possession of marijuana and child neglect.

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