Mom, child killed by alleged drunk driver
BREWSTER (WABC) -- The greiving father and husband came to the scene of so much heartbreak.
An accused drunk driver killed an 8-year-old girl and her mother on Monday night just minutes after the girl had finished taking a dance class.
The accident happened at the intersection of Route 22 and Route 6 in Brewster.
Lori Donohue had just picked up her daughter, Kayla, at the Seven Stars School of Performing Arts when a Ford F-350 failed to negotiate a left hand turn and barreled into the parking lot.
The vehicle hit the mother and daughter who were walking to their car.
Kayla Donohue was pronounced dead at the scene. Her mother died a short time later at Westchester Medical Center.
Police have charged Zacaria Conces-Garcia with vehicular homicide. The 35-year-old's blood alcohol content was reportedly more than twice the legal limit.
The mangled pick-up was towed away on Tuesday while investigators went to the restaurant where it's believed Garcia had been drinking on Monday afternoon. The illegal immigrant from Guatemala worked as a farmhand, investigators said. Some farmhands congregate on Mondays, their lone day off.
Garcia is charged under drunk driving laws that prosecutors have worked to toughen in recent years.
MORE NEW YORK AND TRI-STATE AREA NEWS
SEND TIP OR PHOTO || REPORT TYPO || GET WIDGET
EYEWITNESS TWITTER || FIND US ON FACEBOOK
local news, marcus solis
- Off-duty NYPD officer stabbed in neck in Brooklyn 9 min ago
- AccuWeather: Warmer stretch arrives 12 min ago
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- iWitness Photos and Videos
- Subway service impacted after officer injured in Brooklyn 17 min ago
- Third grader killed in accident, truck driver charged 2 min ago
- Man stabbed on 2 train in Bronx 27 min ago
- President Obama says 2013 hasn't been so bad
- Teen dead, 2 sisters critical in Brooklyn fire
- Bronx fire leaves brothers dead, 3 firefighters hurt
- Photos: Deadly fire in the Bronx
- Target data breach: 7 Things to know
- 9-year-old bowler in Florida tosses perfect 300
- Photos: Staten Island quintuplets through the years
- AccuWeather: Warmer stretch arrives
12 min ago
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos