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Charges pending in fatal head-on Garner crash

Posted June 9, 2012 11:21 p.m. EDT
Updated June 10, 2012 2:04 p.m. EDT

— Charges are pending against a driver who crossed the center lane of Jones Sausage Road in Garner Friday afternoon and hit another vehicle, killing a child.

According to Sgt. Jorge Brewer, spokesman for the state Highway Patrol, Kimberly C. Davis, 36, of 5530 Talserwood Drive in Raleigh, caused the head-on collision.

Five people from the other car were taken to WakeMed, where an infant, 8-month-old Casandra Gandarilla, was declared dead. Karen Martinez, 19, Juan Guzman, 53, Rosa Martinez, 51, and Brian Gandarilla, 4, were still in the hospital Saturday night.

Casandra was not properly restrained, Brewer said.

State troopers planned to consult with the Wake County District Attorney's Office before filing charges.