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Father of baby killed in high speed crash arrested for racing with the child’s mom

2020-07-22

Las Vegas police allege the father or a 1-year-old baby killed in a high-speed crash was drag-racing the boy’s mother when she slammed into another car at at 121 mph.

Cameron Hubbard-Jones was arrested Wednesday for reckless driving, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which reported that authorities believe Jones and the baby’s mom, Lauren Prescia, were both driving in excess of 100 mph when the crash occurred.

Prescia was charged with DUI and reckless driving at the scene of the collision, where she ran her 2020 Hyundai Sonata into a 2011 Nissan Sentra around 7 p.m. Sunday. She allegedly confessed to cops that she’d consumed a couple of 12-ounce White Claw hard seltzers roughly three hours before the wreck that killed her baby, Royce. Police conducted a blood test on Prescia.

Royce was reportedly ejected from his car seat in the back of Prescia’s automobile. Police said the 23-year-old mom’s eyes were bloodshot and her speech was slurred at the time of her arrest. Prescia’s airbag deployed on impact.

Hubbard-Jones, who was driving a 2017 Mercedes-Benz, had told police he was on the phone with Prescia warning her to slow down when she crashed over the weekend. He said they were doing a custody hand-off.

After speaking with witnesses and reviewing video evidence, cops concluded that he and the baby’s mom were both driving recklessly and trying to pass one another on the roadway where the speed limit is 45 mph.

“The extreme speeds and driving behaviors were indicative of a speed contest between the two parents of the deceased juvenile,” police said Wednesday.

The case is still under investigation.