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Father Speaks About Baby on Life Support and Child's Death Following Revere Crash

Edgar Mejia's five-year-old daughter was killed and his two-month-old daughter is on life support

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    NBC10 Boston Exclusive: Tragic Crash in Revere

    Perry Russom reports from outside of Mass. General Hospital, where a bedside vigil continues for Edgar Mejia's 2-month-old daughter after a deadly crash in Revere on Sunday. Mejia's 5-year-old daughter has passed away from injuries suffered in the crash.

    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Through a translator, Mejia says she remains on life support. "I have faith in God, that he will heal my child," Mejia said.

    • "I have faith in the legal system that the death of my daughter will not be in vain," Mejia said.

    • "I would like to thank the community for all the support I am receiving, all my friends and family for being there for me," Mejia said.

    Edgar Mejia says he is numb.

    Along with his wife, they’ve kept a bedside vigil at Massachusetts General Hospital since Sunday evening’s crash that has already claimed the life of his 5-year-old daughter, Adriana. Now, they are praying that their 2-month-old daughter, Natasha, survives.

    Through a translator, Mejia says she remains on life support.

    "I have faith in God, that he will heal my child," Mejia said.

    Parents Grieving One Daughter, Holding Out Hope on Other

    [NECN] Parents Grieving One Daughter, Holding Out Hope on Other

    Jonathan Choe reports from Mass. General Hospital, where the family of 2-month-old Natasha Mejia is holding out she can pull through after a crash which has already claimed the life of her 5-year-old sister.

    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018)

    The couple is still grieving after the collision along Route 145 in Revere. Meija says his wife and kids were simply trying to cross the intersection after a night of grocery shopping.

    "I have faith in the legal system that the death of my daughter will not be in vain," Mejia said.

    Authorities say Autumn Harris lost control of her car, jumped the median, and slammed into five people trying to cross the street. The other victims are expected to survive.

    Harris is now charged with motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

    Prosecutors say Harris admitted to drinking one beer that evening, taking a sleeping aid along with a muscle relaxant, and may have fallen asleep behind the wheel. They also say she vaped CBD oil, a marijuana extract used for pain. But it’s unclear if this contributed to the crash. Drug test results are still pending and authorities also say Harris’ breathalyzer test was inconclusive.

    "I think a lot of hearts are broken," says Maureen Harris, Autumn's mother, outside of court Monday. She apologized on behalf of her daughter. "And I feel so bad for those children."

    Mejia says they are a family of faith and are holding out hope.

    "I would like to thank the community for all the support I am receiving, all my friends and family for being there for me," Mejia said.

    The parents say they are now focused on their 5-year-old daughter's funeral.

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