TAMPA, FLA (WOIO) - A young Ohio mother is dead and her 2-year-old daughter is in serious condition after they were violently struck by an 18-year-old man who was allegedly drag racing in a Mustang through a Tampa, Fla. neighborhood.
A GoFundMe page was created to help the family.
According to Tampa Police, Jessica Reisinger, 24, from Jeromesville, Ohio in Ashland County, was pronounced dead at Tampa General Hospital.
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 mother had been pushing her baby in a stroller as the accident occurred Wednesday morning.
Reisinger's 2-year-old daughter, Lillia, was hospitalized after suffering serious injuries.
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.
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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