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Driver In Revere Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Girl Held On $10,000 Bail

REVERE (CBS) -- The driver of the S.U.V. that struck five people and killed a little girl in Revere was arraigned in Chelsea District Court Monday. The judge set a $10,000 bail for 42-year-old Autumn Harris, of Boston.

On Sunday evening, two adult women, a five-year-old girl, a two-year-old child, and a two-month-old girl were "on a sidewalk inside the median strip that divides both sides of Route 145" when a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox veered off the road and hit them, according to state police.

Autumn Harris
Autumn Harris (WBZ-TV)

The five-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The two-month-old was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition. A 27-year-old woman was transported to Mass. General with non-life threatening injuries. The other woman and the two-year-old were uninjured.

The scene of a deadly pedestrian crash in Revere. (Image Credit: Lisa Gresci/WBZ-TV)

Prosecutors said Harris ingested melatonin and Flexeril, then went to work as a pipe fitter on Saturday. She told police after the crash she only had two hours of sleep and had vaped CBD oil before getting in the car. She also said she may have nodded off at the time of the crash.

Harris was charged with motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. More charges could be filed.

The passenger of Harris' S.U.V., a 40-year-old woman, was also transported with minor injuries.

Harris is due back in court on Jan. 10.


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