HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Police have arrested a woman following a deadly hit and run late Sunday night on Highway 72, just east of Memorial Parkway. One child was killed and his two sisters were critically hurt.
Latonya Denise Haley, 31, is in custody. She is charged with vehicular homicide, felony leaving the scene of an accident and two counts of second-degree assault. She has several past arrests.
Emergency crews were called to the crash site, Highway 72 East and North Park Drive, just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday. The children were walking along the side of Highway 72 with an adult when a dark-colored SUV veered off the road and hit the children. The driver left the scene.
Police took Haley in custody mid-day Monday for questioning and officially charged her around 4 p.m.
The boy, age 8, was rushed to Huntsville Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two girls, ages 10 and 13, were critically hurt. Police have not released their names.
Officers say the three children were walking home with a family member. That person was not hurt.
Highway 72 East was shut down while authorities cleared the scene.