Kristofer Astorga was killed in a Miami, Florida collision Monday after he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with another vehicle, news sources report. Three others were injured in the crash. Mylife Rivera-Vasquez and a 15-month-old baby were in Astorga’s vehicle during the incident; the baby sustained critical injuries following the crash, and a female passenger in the other vehicle sustained minor injuries. Sources say Vasquez was arrested on unrelated charges of aggravated battery the day after the crash. It is not yet clear whether Vasquez has lined up a defense attorney to help with her criminal case. It is also not clear whether she has been released from jail on bail.
According to reports, the incident began Monday when Vasquez arrived at her ex-boyfriend’s home and began to argue with the father of her 15-month-old baby. Vasquez and several others allegedly assaulted the man’s current girlfriend. Vasquez later took the baby and fled the scene in a Lincoln Towncar driven by Astorga.
The assault victim followed Astorga as he drove away, reports say. When Astorga reached the intersection of NW 17th Avenue and 28th Street, he failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with a Chevy Tahoe, reports say. The force of the collision ejected Astorga and the baby from the vehicle.
Reports say the girlfriend, who had pursued Astorga to the intersection, picked the baby up out of the road and rushed her to the Jackson Memorial Hospital. Doctors listed the child’s condition as critical. Miami Fire Rescue teams, meanwhile, arrived on the scene of the crash and rushed Agora to the Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he died of his injuries. Paramedics also took a passenger in the Tahoe to the Ryder Trauma center for treatment for head and neck pain.
Police arrested Vasquez on Tuesday on two counts aggravated battery for the assault against the her ex-boyfriend’s girlfriend, reports say. She was booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail.
In other accident-related news, one person was injured in Boynton Beach, Florida during a rollover accident on Saturday, reports say. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries; reports did not identify the driver by name. Police found a suspicious package inside the vehicle following the collision, adding to the drama. The FHP is still investigating to determine what led to the violent crash.
Reports say the accident occurred at around 2:20 Saturday afternoon, when the driver’s vehicle rolled over at the intersection of Boynton Beach Boulevard and Military Trail. Palm Beach County firefighters and paramedics arrived on the scene and had to extricate the trapped driver from the vehicle. Paramedics rushed the victim to the Bethesda West Hospital; it is unclear what the driver’s condition was following the accident.
Investigators later found a suspicious package inside the vehicle, reports say. The Palm Beach County bomb squad is inspecting the package. It is not yet known what may be inside the package or whether it is an explosive device. It is also unclear what contributed to the accident, or if speed or alcohol played a role.