Woman Tried to Save 6-Year-Old Boy Killed in Crash Caused by Street Racing
GASTON, CO., N.C. – A deadly street racing crash claims the life of a 6-year-old boy.
Liam Lagunas, and his father Santiago, innocent victims, after one of the cars street racing — crossed the center line.
We’re now hearing from a woman who tried to save the little boy’s life.
“As soon as I pulled up, I seen the little boy. And I just jerked my seatbelt off, I didn’t care how many cops were coming, I just jerked my seatbelt off, and I ran to that little boy and did CPR,” says Kings Mountain resident Wanda Sisk.
Witnesses say an Audi and a Dodge Challenger were street racing, heading east on U.S. 74, when the Audi lost control, crossing the media and hitting a Nissan Altima being driven by Liam’s father.
It happened at Sparrow Springs Road near I-85.
“People have kids. People ain’t into that racin’ stuff. If you have a high motor car, do it on a track,” Sisk says.
Witnesses tell troopers the two cars were racing at speeds up to 100 miles an hour.
Charges are pending against the alleged speed racers.
We’re told Liam’s father survived but was taken to the hospital.
Sisk says she wishes she could have done more for the little boy.
“And his gash on his neck. I was trying to stop it. It wouldn’t stop,” she says.
Her thoughts with the family. She placed a cross at the scene today.
“I’ll do anything for her, cause I have five kids of my own. I can’t imagine what she’s going through,” Sisk says.