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Update: 9-Month Old Killed In Car Crash

Update: 9-Month Old Killed In Car Crash
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POSTED: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 9:31pm

UPDATED: Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 5:42am

UPDATE 9:25PM - A 9-month old baby was killed Saturday morning in a head-on car crash in Canutillo.

El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies say Maria Honesto, 59, was driving with her grandson, baby Emilio, on Doniphan. We're told Honesto crossed the median and slammed into another car head-on.

Baby Emilio, who was not in a car seat, was killed.

The people in the other car, Amanda Sanchez, 24 and Blanca Cano, 47, are in stable condition.

Honesto is in critical condition, and we're told she may be facing charges.

Previous Stories: (We were originally told the baby was 4-months old. )

UPDATE 11:30 a.m.--  An infant died early Saturday morning from a head-on car crash in Canutillo. 

The accident happened on Doniphan and Canutillo around 6:45 a.m. early Saturday morning between a pick-up truck and a passenger car.

EPCSO officials said a woman drove into oncoming traffic and hit a car with two women and a 4-month-old baby in the car. EPCSO said the baby was not buckled into the car seat. 

No arrests have been made in this incident. EPCSO is still investigating.  

CANUTILLO-- An accident between two vehicles early Saturday morning has left at least one person dead and others injured. 

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident on Doniphan and Canutillo. EPCSO officials said the accident between a pick-up truck and a passenger car happened at 6:43 a.m. An infant was killed. 

EPCSO officials said four people were transported to an area hospital, and one person was airlifted. 

Stay with ktsm.com for more updates on this developing story. 

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There are so many babies dying in car wrecks. Tragic I can not imagine how this young baby's Mom is dealing with this today. She has to be devestated ! Keeping her in my prayers !

A bouncer for reals? C'mon ...This is a perfect example of lazy and ignorace. we all know the the outcome of a car accident w/o a seat belt; even it's just around the block, buckle the heck up, you never know what idoit is driving your direction. FYI it's not cute either when your kids are playing in the back w/o seat belts, it's a tragedy. I see death and no more smiles on thoes parents faces, smile now after your child is dead.

Please Channel 9 People you need to monitor these insensitive comments and delete them !

IT'S NOT ME BEING INSENSITVE, IT'S THE TRUTH. REALITY ONLY KICKS IN WHEN TRADGEDY TAKES PLACE. WHY BE SENSITVE TO A SITUATION THAT WAS PREVENTABLE?

My heart goes out to this family and I know Emilio was a special angel sent to remind all of us how important safety seats are and through his death I am confident that others will learn and babies will be saved. My prayers will be with this family during this difficult time.

For the people below that comment on how this grandmother and parents should be punished it is so sad to be so heartless when a family is going through a horendous tragedy. It is easy to point the finger and judge until things happen to you. There are many times that parents and grandparents make decisions or don't carefully watch their children for a few moments that lead to a life altering regret. We can all learn from this death and make sure we think carefully about what could happen.

iT'S UNDERSTANDABLE THAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH A GREAT DEAL A GRIEF, BUT IT'S EASLIY TO POINT A FINGER AT SOMEONE THAT DIDN'T BUCKLE UP THEIR CHILD/GRANDCHILD. I AM A MOTHER, AND I AM AWARE OF THE HARM THAT MAY BE CAUSED TO MY CHILD W/O A CAR SEAT. PEOPLE THAT DO NOT BUCKLE THEIR CHILD AND ENSURE THEIR SAFETY IN A VEHICLE SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DRIVE. MY CHILDS LIFE IS WORTH MORE THEN ANYTHING, AND AS A PARENT I WILL GUARD THAT AND AVOID HARM TO HIM AT ANY POINT. LET'S BE REAL,& STOP BEING LAZY!

I volunteer to spearhead the memorial for dead children on Doniphan Drive. If interested in this form of activism, post a comment and I will answer you the same way until we meet to set up a plan. Let's make national and local news that's good to counter affect the bad.

A another dead child on Doniphan. We have to do something to prevent the slaughter of infants and children on Doniphan road. I propose we set up visible memorials at each spot along Doniphan where infants and children have been killed. They might remind people driving by to slow down, watch out for the other guy, buckle up your kids. There is a memorial to an 8-year-old on Doniphan and Redd Rd. I'm short on cash. Someone needs to go tie an Easter bunny to it. Someone please do it.

Most definitely SHOULD press charges so stupid people who don't buckle up their little ones can learn a lesson. God Bless that innocent baby.

WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE KIDS THE PARENTS OF THIS CHILD SHOULD GO TO JAIL ALONG WITH THE GRANDMOTHER.

What is the current count, this year, for traffic fatalities? Way too many, for sure. What is going to be done about it? It used to be that every time I'd drive on I-10, I'd see a policeman watching and giving speeding tickets. I haven't seen one now in several months. Quite a few months really. If it's lack of money, the city/county needs to cut somewhere else.

Grandma killed her gandson by not properly legally restraining the child. She needs to pay for this manslaughter with years in prison, and not just saying how sorry she is, most of this town is very good at avoiding responsiniliy for their crimes, and behavior. The judge will probably smack her on the wrist, and let her off with probation, after her killing her grandson. the fair and right thing to do in these cases is start sending these murderers to jail

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