Parents speak out after woman steals and crashes car with baby inside
Zarion Robinson died at the age of 13 months when a family friend stole a car and was involved in an accident. The Milwaukee Attorney’s Office filed charges against him on Wednesday (February 1). Antwineesha Burse following her hospitalization following the head-on collision that killed the child.
Burse faces up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of “a count of knowingly operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license resulting in death.” Prosecutors are reportedly investigating additional charges and reveal that Burse did so never had a driver’s license in Wisconsin.
The coroner identifies year-old Zarion Robinson as the young boy killed in an accident at N. 35th & Hope Ave. late Friday night. came to life. His family provided us with these photos💔
Here’s more about the crash: pic.twitter.com/10RqvExWXH
— Hannah Hilyard WISN (@Hannah_WISN) January 30, 2023
Zarion Robinson’s mother and the police explain what led to his death
the child’s mother, Mikayla Tweediespoke with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the January 27 incident. Tweedie described Burse as one “acquaintance” And “Family Friend” who was in the car with her, Zarion and her cousin before stealing it.
The mother and her cousin left the Pontiac G6 at their house to drop off the cousin’s cat. At that moment, Burse hopped into the front seat and flew away with the toddler — a move Mikayla says she still doesn’t understand.
“She took it upon herself to climb into the driver’s seat and drive away in the car with my child. I called her and said I don’t care about the car, I just want my baby back.” Tweedie added, “I knew her well enough to think she wouldn’t do something like that.”
Shortly thereafter, Burse crashed the stolen car into a van. Police are still searching for the driver and occupants of the second vehicle as they fled the scene on foot.
Although Zarion was strapped into his car seat, he was not strapped to the car, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. The MEO also said Burse was likely speeding at the time of impact.
Accordingly Fox6‘s review of the criminal complaint, this is how it crashed:
“[The minivan] was traveling north in the north lanes at the time of the accident, and the Pontiac was traveling south and crossing the south lane into the left turn lane and then into the north lane, colliding head-on with the caravan.
After the accident, police found Burse pinned in the front passenger seat and Robinson in the front passenger seat with visible forehead injuries, the complaint said. Zarion reportedly died in hospital.
Family holds vigil for child killed in car crash
Robinson’s family held a vigil for him Tuesday night (January 31). the child’s grandfather, Donnie Thomas, spoke with Fox6 Milwaukee on Zarion’s death, Burse’s actions and deserved consequences.
“Ultimately we all make mistakes, but this wasn’t a mistake,” said Thomas.
Zarion’s father, EddieAnthonytold Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he wants justice for the death of his child.
“I want to see justice, I do. I want to see justice. He didn’t deserve it, he still had a lot of life ahead of him. Like I said, gone but never forgotten, but it’s a lot of heartbreak that we’ll never get over. Everyone will think about it every day, every minute, every second. So it’s tough, it’s tough.”
Both mother and father described Zarion Robinson’s personality as “funny… innocent… playful” with a “beautiful laugh.”
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