A three-year-old El Cajon girl died Saturday when a car driven by her mother crashed into a utility pole. Now, the child's mother is in custody facing criminal charges.
Police said Brandy Teague, 31, 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.
Resident Lee Tharp heard the sound of the crash and then withnessed what happened immediately after the accident.
"I seen [the driver] freaking out ,running around the car and i knew it was bad," Tharp said. "There was a child on ground outside car."
A two-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy were taken to Rady Children's Hospital with what were described by officials as non-life threatening injuries.
The three-year-old was later pronounced dead.
On Sunday, flowers, stuffed animals, balloons and cards appeared near the crash scene. Some of the cards wished the 3-year-old a "Happy Easter and special day in Heaven. "
Teague is in jail awaiting arraignment, arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and suspicion of felony gross vehicular manslaughter. She's being held at Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility.