A 16-month-old Waterbury girl was killed in a crash in Waterbury on Sunday evening and a North Carolina man who police said caused the crash has been charged with operating under the influence, according to police.
Anthony Lee Faulk, 31, of North Carolina was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala south on Wolcott Street at Long Hill Road around 6 p.m. when he rear-ended a 1997 Mazda Protégé that was stopped at a red light, police said.
Takiah Alaina Rollinson, 18, was driving the Protégé with her 16-month old daughter, Aaliyah Santiago, strapped in a car seat in the back seat of the car, police said.
An ambulance brought Aaliyah to St. Mary’s Hospital to be treated for a head injury, but LifeStar medical helicopter then transferred her to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where she died overnight as a result of her injuries, police said.
Rollinson, and her front-seat passenger, Demonae Daijanique Coleman, 19, were treated at St. Mary’s Hospital and have been released.
Police said Faulk was also treated at St. Mary’s.
Last night, he was charged with operating under the influence, second-degree assault with a motor vehicle and several other motor vehicle charges, police said.
Investigators anticipate increasing Faulk’s charges to manslaughter with a motor vehicle.
Faulk has a criminal history that included larceny convictions and motor vehicle violations in North Carolina, including running a red light, speeding and driving without a license, according to Waterbury police.