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11-Year-Old Killed in Car Crash

October 12, 2009

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2009 – Seven young girls were supposed to enjoy a weekend slumber party in the Bronx. Instead, Carmen ‘Vicky’ Huertas drove under the influence with the seven young girls on Saturday on the Henry Hudson Parkway, and she lost control of the vehicle there. Two girls were injured; one of the girls – 11-year-old Leandra Rosado – was killed in the incident. She was a music and art fan; her father, Lenny Rosado, raised her as a single parent. Mr. Rosado broke down after arriving at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital to find that Leandra was dead. Huertas is currently charged with vehicular manslaughter; her 5-year-old daughter, Britney, was one of the victims in the accident.

My family personally knows Ms. Huertas and her whole family. My mother went to school with Mr. Rosado. My father tried to defend Vicky but nobody else in my immediate family wanted to do so. I sure as hell didn’t want to.

If you ask me, driving under the influence is an absolute no-no and yet there are tons of drinking-and-driving incidents that happen today. Whether or not the death of Leandra was purposeful is not the point. You can fuck around with some things, but one of the things you can’t fuck around with is a person’s life.

My condolences go out to Mr. Rosado and his family and friends. God rest little Leandra’s soul!

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