TAMPA, FLA (WOIO) - A young Ohio mother and her 2-year-old daughter are dead after they were violently struck by an 18-year-old man who was allegedly drag racing in a Mustang through a Tampa, Fla. neighborhood.
According to Tampa Police, Jessica Reisinger, 24, from Jeromesville, Ohio in Ashland County, was pronounced dead at Tampa General Hospital.
Her daughter, Lillia, was pronounced dead Thursday after suffering serious injuries in the crash.
Police said the driver, Cameron Herrin, 18, had been racing a gold Nissan driven by a 17-year-old boy.
Witnesses saw the cars driving side by side, switch places and switch lanes before Herrin struck Reisinger at a high rate of speed.
The city of Tampa announced Thursday it would reduce the speed limit on the road, Bayshore, where the incident occurred.
The mother had been pushing her baby in a stroller as the accident occurred Wednesday morning.
Witness Jack Berres said he heard the impact from inside his high-rise apartment.
Herrin and the 17-year-old were arrested on charges of street racing, vehicular homicide and reckless driving resulting in serious bodily injury.
However, the teens will now face upgraded charges given the death of Lillia.
The passenger in the Mustang, 20-year-old Tristan Herrin, faces one count of racing.
Reisinger, who is listed as Jessica Raubenolt on her Facebook page, graduated from Kent State University and Kenston High School.
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