Mother, grandmother face charges in toddler deaths

The May 8 crash on Interstate 26 in Charleston County killed 31/2-year-old Ana Garcia-Millan and 18-month-old Juan Garcia Carbajal. Read more

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#1 May 21, 2008
I am furious when I see parents not strapping their children in propery. I don't agree with mandating safety wit hseatbelt laws, but child welfare with resraint laws is child protection.

They couldn't find a number for these women. I wonder if it is because they are illegals and the two children were anchor babies. I bet these women disapear. We wont hear another word about this in the ACT or anywhere else.

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#2 May 21, 2008
Man I can't spell





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#3 May 21, 2008
Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten confirmed that Ana was not belted in, and the smaller child was restrained with a seat belt pulled across a child's seat. Child seats have a separate belting system for restraining children, and that wasn't used, authorities said. Both children died from head injuries, Wooten said.
After the impact, the car seat that Juan was seated in was hanging outside of the door, still strapped to the seat belt.
Initially, their mother was thought to be in the front seat, but authorities said that she was actually seated in the back.
Cannon said investigators discovered that a malfunction in the driver's side rear tire caused the car to veer off the road. Investigators also found that the driver didn't do anything to cause the accident.
"We believe something catastrophic occurred to the driver's side back tire that sent the car down the hill," Cannon said.
The family was driving east on Interstate 26 on the way to Ashley Phosphate Road from U.S. Highway 78 when the crash occurred. The 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass slammed into trees, throwing the two children from the car.
The family could not be reached for comment, and the grandmother's family, who owns La Fortuna restaurant on Loftis Road in Hanahan, declined comment.
The mother was released on a personal recognizance bond.

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