$1M Bail for Mom Accused in Crash That Killed 3-Year-Old Daughter - NBC 7 San Diego

$1M Bail for Mom Accused in Crash That Killed 3-Year-Old Daughter

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    3-year-old Carly Ramirez.

    The mother accused of driving under the influence of drugs and crashing her car, killing her 3-year-old daughter, has pleaded not guilty to charges against her.

    A judge set bail for Brandy Teague, 31, at $1 million at her Friday arraignment. Her court appearance had been postponed twice this week.

    El Cajon police said on April 4, Teague may have fallen asleep at the wheel when her small sedan drove off Broadway between First and Second streets. The car veered off the road, struck a curb and hit a power pole, police said.

    The three-year-old girl, Carlee, and her 10-year-old half-brother were taken to Rady Children’s Hospital, where the little girl died.

    In an exclusive interview Monday, Carlos Ramirez told NBC 7 he is cherishing memories of Carlee: her face, her final words and Oct. 17, 2011 -- the day she was born.

    “I was happy,” said Ramirez in Spanish. “She's my only daughter. She was everything. She was everything to me.” Her name came from a combination of Carlos' and Brandy's names.

    Teague was initially arrested for on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and felony gross vehicular manslaughter.