Woman charged in wreck that killed 14-month-old girl near uptown

A woman is facing several charges in connection to a wreck that killed a 14-month-old girl near uptown Charlotte last week, police said. 

Dora Del Carmen Sosa, 33, was released from Carolina Medical Center this week and taken to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office where warrants for involuntary manslaughter, felony child abuse, and no operators license were served. 

The two-vehicle crash happened on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the 1500 block of N. Graham Street. 

Police said the driver of a 2005 Toyota Corolla, Dora Del Carmen Sosa, was traveling northbound on N. Graham Street near Plymouth Avenue. Sosa was traveling behind a large truck, possibly a dump truck or trash truck. 

When Sosa changed lanes to pass, police said there was a pick-up truck stopped and waiting to turn left. She then swerved around the pick-up into the on-coming lanes, striking the southbound Toyota Camry driven by David John Collins Jr. head-on.

Medic transported Sosa, Collins and a child passenger to CMC-Main. Both drivers sustained serious injuries. The 14-month-old child, who was in Sosa's vehicle, died at the hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

CMPD said the child was in an infant carrier, however the child seat was not being used as designed, and the child was not properly restrained. Detectives believe the misuse of the child passenger seat was a contributing factor in the death. 

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Detective Crum, CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit at 704-432-2169.