Driver Ticketed in Crash That Killed Infant in a Stroller

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    NBC 5 News
    David Bingenheimer, 7-months-old, was killed in his stroller when he and his father were struck by a vehicle during a crash Thursday, May 29, 2014.

    Arlington police say the driver of a Chrysler 300C involved in a crash that killed a boy in a stroller will be ticketed for failing to yield the right of way.

    Shantell Skillern, the driver of the sedan, was headed northbound on Cooper Street and was attempting to make a left turn onto California Lane when she crashed into an oncoming truck in the southbound lane, police said.

    According to police, Daniel Bingenheimer and his 7-month-old son David, were waiting at California Lane to cross South Cooper Street when the collision sent a pickup truck careening in their direction.

    The truck hit the boy's stroller, killing him. The boy's father, as well as the drivers of the two vehicles, were transported to hospitals with non life-threatening injuries.

    "Based on facts and evidence, and after consultation with the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, the driver of the Chrysler 300C, Shantell Skillern, is being charged with Transportation Code 542.4045, Fail to Yield Right of Way," Arlington police said Monday.

    Failure to yield right-of-way offenses are punishable by fines up to $4,000, according to the Texas Transportation Code.

    Police have announced no other charges in connection with the crash.