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Cabbie turns himself in after child's death

He struck down a child and his mother with a cab and drove off. And then hours later turned himself into police.

Cabbie turns himself in after child's death

He struck down a child and his mother with a cab and drove off. And then hours later turned himself into police. Yves Aristilde, 62, of Olney, has been charged with murder, homicide-by-vehicle, leaving the scene, aggravated assault and other charges, after he surrendered to police without incident last night, said a police officer in the Accident Investigation Division. Aristilde, a taxi driver with Yellow Cab, was driving east on Windrim Avenue near Lindley, when he struck Dana Reynolds, 23, and her 5-year-old son, Terrell Elliott, as the two crossed northbound at a Logan intersection about 2 a.m., police said.  

Police said it appeared the two went over the car's hood when they were hit. Both were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where Terrell died a half hour later. His mother remained in extremely critical condition. Four hours after the accident, police located the damaged cab which they believed was the offending vehicle. The car was found abandoned with significant damage, at 6th Street and Lindley Avenue. Aristilde surrendered shortly after.

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