An illegal street race in Tampa, Florida led to the death of Jessica Reisinger, a young mother from Ohio who was crossing the road with her daughter. The victim’s daughter was also injured in the incident. Three people were arrested in the vehicular homicide.
Woman Killed in Street Race
Tampa police say that a woman was “attempting a lawful crossing” on Bayshore Boulevard on Wednesday (May 23). She was pushing her daughter in a stroller when she was struck by a vehicle.
|About Jessica Reisinger|
|Known As||Jessica Raubenolt|
|Birth||December 7, 1993 Jeromesville, Ohio|
|Death||May 23, 2018|
|Spouse||David William Raubenolt|
|Alumni||Kent State University|
The woman, identified as Jessica Reisinger, and her daughter, were seriously injured. They were taken to a hospital where Reisinger died of her injuries.
Cameron Coyle Herrin, 18, was driving the 2018 Ford Mustang that struck Reisinger. Tristan Christopher Herrin, 20, was reportedly in the passenger seat. Both live at the same address in South Tampa.
Police arrested the Herrins, as well as John Alexander Barrineau, 17, who lives on W. Knights Avenue.
The Herrins were allegedly racing Barrineau, who was driving a gold Nissan. Witnesses said that both vehicles were driving side-by-side and switched places and lanes before the crash occurred.
Cameron Herrin and John Barrineau have been charged with street racing, vehicular homicide, and reckless driving resulting in serious bodily injury. Meanwhile, Tristan Herrin faces one count of racing.
Florida law makes unauthorized street races, which are not on drag strips or race areas, illegal. The statute also makes it illegal to knowingly be a spectator or ride as a passenger in an illegal street race.
The Herrins are currently in custody at Hillsborough County Jail in Tampa. Cameron is being held on a $10,000 bail, while Tristan is being held on $500.00.
Barrineau was booked into a juvenile detention center.
Who Is the Victim?
Jessica Reisinger, born on December 7, 1993, was a 24-year-old woman from Jeromesville, Ohio. She graduated from Kenston High School and attended Kent State University. She used to work at the Food 4 Thought Cyber Cafe in her home state.
Reisinger played volleyball in high school. Her teammate recalled her as being a “goofball.” She was also in the Girl Scouts.
She married her boyfriend, David William Raubenolt, in November 2016, shortly after their daughter, Lillia Raubenolt was born in September. Her husband is also a native of Jeromesville.
Reisinger was pushing 21-month-old Lillia in her stroller and crossing the Bayshore Boulevard on May 23. They were hit by Cameron Herrin’s vehicle, and critically injured.
Authorities rushed the mother and child to Tampa General Hospital. Jessica Reisinger was pronounced dead while being treated for her injuries. Her daughter’s condition is said to be critical.
A GoFundMe page was set up to assist Reisinger’s family. The page has raised over $8,000, exceeding the $2,000 goal.