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Teens crash stolen car, killing infant; slither off with only misdemeanor charges

Image source: WGN-TV screenshot

Two teens face only misdemeanor charges after a baby was killed and three family members were injured in a crash involving a stolen vehicle the boys were driving, WLS-TV reported.

"Our sweet boy Cristian ... suffered from an impact that fractured his skull, causing his brain to swell and eventually killing him," Annelisse Rivera wrote on a GoFundMe page for the family.

"We are a family of believers in Jesus, and we know that we will see our sweet boy again one day. Until that day comes, we will cherish the short time we had with him forever."

The horrific crash that killed 6-month-old Cristian Uvidia took place in the Chicago community of West Garfield Park in the 4400 block of West Washington around 5 p.m. April 16.

The four teens in the stolen Hyundai Sonata were apparently joyriding when they plowed into the family's pickup truck.

Little Cristian's mother and two sisters ages 15 and 7 were also in the truck. They were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries, the outlet also reported.

"The baby wasn't breathing, so we started doing CPR," Shawn Walker told WFLD.

Walker's surveillance cameras caught the disturbing scene that ended with the Hyundai crashed into a light pole and the pickup truck crashed into a large tree.

Walker, neighbors, and passersby immediately rushed to the scene to render aid.

"My main thing was so we could get a pulse back into the baby," Walker said.

Baby Cristian was pronounced dead the day after the crash, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, CBS News reported.

"It's really disheartening," Rivera told the outlet, responding to news of the charges two of the teens are facing.

Of the four occupants in the stolen Hyundai, two are facing charges. A 14-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy are charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle, CBS News reported. No further charges have yet been brought against the teens, a spokesperson for the Chicago police told the New York Post Sunday evening.

As of Monday afternoon, a GoFundMe campaign to benefit the family had raised $37,510.

"Earth lost a beautiful baby boy, but heaven gained its most beautiful angel," Rivera wrote on the GoFundMe page.

"We are moved to tears by your generosity and your love."

Watch WGN-TV's coverage of the tragic loss of baby Cristian below.

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