Boy, 8, kills sister, 6, while taking her on joyride in their mother’s carBy Mason White 7:17 PM August 31, 2013
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By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) Two kids in pajamas sneaked out of bed and left their house in order to go on a joyride.
But the joyride ended in tragedy after the boy tried to pull over when police followed him.
The 8-year-old boy killed his 6-year-old sister when he crashed his mother ‘s car, which he took without her knowledge.
Police in Phoenix, Arizona, were called when people saw a red car driving recklessly.
One man realized that there were children in the car. The 8-year-old was driving the car while his 6-year-old sister was in the passenger seat. The man decided to follow the car and kept police updated on the sibling’s joyride.
Motorcyclist Ruby De La Cruz followed car for 15 minutes. He said the boy could barely see over the dashboard. “The children were swerving in and out of traffic and oncoming cars,” he said.
When police officers finally met up with the 6 and 8-year-old children and tried to pull them over, the 8-year-old driver panicked. He pulled to the side, but given his age, he was not good at it and he hit a utility pole killing his younger sister.
De La Cruz said the boy “got scared” when police turned on their emergency lights to pull him over and swerved to the right, causing the car to hit the curb and a roadside pole.
Their 24-year-old mother, rushed to the scene on a main street near her apartment to find emergency workers struggle to save her daughter’s life.
The girl was identified as Aaliyah Felder. Police said it appears that she was not wearing a seat belt. Sadly, they were unable to save her and she was pronounced dead.CBS 5 – KPHO