WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — Murder charges have been filed after an eight-month-old girl died of injuries suffered in a four-car collision last week, authorities said.
Authorities said Camilla Garza had died of her injuries at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Her father, Hector, was also killed in the crash last Thursday.
On a GoFundMe page, the family said it was “in shock, disbelief, and our hearts broken, we all now try to come to terms with the loss of our dear friend Hector Garza (and now his 8-month old daughter Camilla).”
“The Garza family is struggling to comprehend how this tragic incident has taken the lives of two beloved individuals. Kirsten Garza is mourning the death of her husband, Hector and their 8-month-old daughter, Camilla who passed away last night,” the statement through family spokesman, attorney Alan Van Gelder.
“Kirsten is surrounded by family and friends who are providing her with love and support during this profoundly painful time. Kristen and her family are asking everyone to please allow them to grieve for their losses and respect their privacy.”
Contra Costa County prosecutors have filed murder and DUI-related charges against 35-year-old Jessica Martin of Tennessee. She was being held on $2.1 million bail on two counts of murder, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing great bodily injury and one count of driving with .08 percent blood alcohol content causing injury.
The collision occurred at 6:32 p.m. on South Broadway. Police said Martin was traveling south on South Broadway when she collided with three other vehicles traveling in the northbound lane.
The driver of one of vehicles was to John Muir Medical Center with major injuries. Their condition Wednesday was not known.
Anyone with information about the collision can contact Walnut Creek police Detective Sgt. Bruce Jower at 925-943-5899 ext. 3582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.