Grandmother Charged in Crash that Killed 9 Month Old Grandson

Grandmother Charged in Crash that Killed 9 Month Old Grandson
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Friday, April 15, 2011 - 8:37am

EL PASO – Three weeks after the head-on crash that killed her 9-month-old grandson, an El Paso grandmother is facing charges for his death.

Sheriff's Deputies said 59-year-old Maria Honesto, who remains in critical but stable condition in the hospital, was charged yesterday with criminal negligent homicide.

Investigators said Honesto, for unknown reasons, veered her truck into oncoming traffic in Canutillo last month, and slammed head on into a car.

Investigators said her grandson, 9-month-old Emilio Honesto, was unrestrained in the front passenger seat and died on the way to the hospital.

Two people in the car Honesto hit are recovering from their injuries and are expected to survive.

Investigators said speed and alcohol are not factors in the crash.
 

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