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Baby in shopping cart killed by drunk driver in dollar store parking lot, Texas cops say

David Lee Roy Fuentes, 25, is charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxications assault in Bexar County, after police say he drove a blue pickup into a shopping cart in a Dollar General parking lot, killing 1-year-old Corinna Tovar.
David Lee Roy Fuentes, 25, is charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxications assault in Bexar County, after police say he drove a blue pickup into a shopping cart in a Dollar General parking lot, killing 1-year-old Corinna Tovar.

A baby was killed by a drunk driver Monday afternoon while sitting in a shopping cart in a San Antonio dollar store parking lot, police say.

San Antonio police charged David Fuentes, 25, with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault after the Monday afternoon crash, according to jail records. Bond for Fuentes was not listed.

Fuentes made too wide a turn into the Dollar General parking lot along Moursund Boulevard on the city’s South Side, and hit the shopping cart holding the baby head-on, while the baby’s mother packed groceries into her car, San Antonio Police Sgt. Ralph Salazar said, according to KSAT.

Police say they responded to the crash just before 2 p.m. Monday, and Fuentes was taken into police custody just after 2:30 p.m.

When Fuentes’ blue Ford pickup struck the cart, it sent the 1-year-old child flying from the seat, police said, according to the San Antonio Express News. After his truck hit the shopping cart, the pickup hit a parked vehicle, where another woman was loading groceries, the newspaper reported.

That woman was taken to a nearby hospital after sustaining “serious injuries,” according to KENS. The infant was pronounced dead at the hospital as well.

The baby’s mother was also taken to the hospital for treatment, according to KABB.

Authorities identified the baby who died as Corinna Tovar, but the identities of the two injured women have not been released by authorities.

Fort Worth police officer Matthew Lesell is lucky to be alive. According to NBC DFW, Officer Lesell made a traffic stop on I-30 east of downtown around 3 a.m. on July 7. During the stop, a suspected drunk driver came speeding down the right lane,

Matt is an award-winning real time reporter and a University of Texas at Austin graduate who’s been based at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram since 2011. His regional focus is Texas, and that makes sense. He’s only lived there his whole life.
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