A second teenager has been arrested in connection to a crash that killed his pregnant wife, the baby she was carrying and a teenager, according to police.
Officers say 19-year-old Lawrence Carter of Bridgeport turned himself into police on Friday. He is facing charges including manslaughter, negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, assault and illegal racing on a highway in connection to the deadly incident. He posted a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Derby on July 9.
According to police, Carter was driving a Mini Cooper was going south on River Road on April 8 around 7:00 p.m. when he crashed into a Saturn going north. Two passengers in the Mini Cooper, 18-year-old Shalymar Herrera of West Haven and Carter's wife, 23-year-old Briana Torres-Carter of Bridgeport were both pronounced dead.
Torres-Carter was pregnant, according to police. Her father-in-law said she was eight months along in the pregnancy. Her baby was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say Carter was critically injured in the accident. Another passenger in the car was also hospitalized with what police say were non-life threatening injuries.
The 25-year-old woman who was driving the Saturn and her two passengers, a 22-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man were also injured with what officials classified as non-life threatening injuries. All three are from Pennsylvania.
Another teenager, 19-year-old Abdulaziz Yuldoshev turned himself into police on Monday to face charges in connection to the accident. He is also facing charges including manslaughter, negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, assault and illegal racing on a highway charges.
Police say no additional arrests are expected.