Two counts of murder have been filed against the Tennessee woman accused of driving while intoxicated the night her car plowed into three others on the S. Broadway extension at Rudgear Road – the second count against her filed today following the passing of an 8-month-old child in the car with her father the night of the crash.
Officials were notified that the child had died of injuries received in the Oct. 25 collision at Children’s Hospital in Oakland today, Tuesday.
Upon review, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged Jessica Martin, 35, with two counts of murder and one count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing great bodily injury and one count of driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content causing injury after her car crashed into one driven by Hector Garza, 45.
Garza was declared deceased at the scene of the collision. His daughter Camilla was found critically injured inside the wreckage of the family car. Another driver, unidentified by police, was also critically injured in the crash. A third driver suffered minor injuries.
A GoFundMe page has been built on behalf of Hector and Camilla and is attracting widespread support.
Martin, who along with a male passenger suffered minor injuries the night of the crash, remains in custody. Her bail is set at $2.1 million.