A second child involved in a drug -related police chase crash has died from his injuries.
18-month-year-old Wesley Maspero died early Friday afternoon, after spending two days on life support at University Hospital.
The young child was riding in his family's volvo station wagon along with his three other siblings Walter Maspero (3), Wyitt (4), and three-month-old Wynnsday, his mother Regina Acosta (30), and her husband Jimmy Leyba (31) Wednesday evening, when a man involved in a drug-related police chase crashed his suburban into their car.
"The suburban made a U-turn and came back in her (the police officer) direction, went around a car, veered into her lane and attempted to hit her head on. She (the police officer) veered off the roadway, and the suburban struck the vehicle behind her, which happened to be the vehicle occupied by the Acostas," said Chief William McManus with the San Antonio Police Department.
Wesley's brother, Walter Maspero, was also killed in the crash. He died Wednesday evening shortly after the family arrived at University hospital.
Chief McManus told 550 KTSA Thursday that Wesley's condition was very critical when he visited the family in the hospital.
"The mom was in the hospital room with the 18-month-old (Wesley), and was holding the three-month-old (Wynnsday), and news was just not good this morning. Just a sad situation for the family," said Chief McManus.
The suspect, David Rodriguez (30), is now charged with two federal counts of Capital Murder, in addition to multiple drug charges.
Rodriguez fled from police after undercover officers with both the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Unit (HIDA) and SAPD Narcotics busted a house that was under investigation and believed to be a prime drug dealing location.
SAPD Police Sgt. Javier Salazar told 550 KTSA News the suspect's SUV was loaded with hundreds of pounds of marijuana when it left the ranch house on Morin Road Wednesday afternoon.
Undercover officers had the place under surveillance. Salazar says they watched as vehicles would pull up, load up and drive away, each carrying several hundreds of pounds of pot.
"As they were leaving, marked vehicles were stopping those suspects and arresting them," said Salazar.
One of the officers was chasing Rodriguez on the access road of IH 35 near Shepherd Road when he made the U-turn, which led to the crash.
Acosta, Leyba, and the two other children are in stable condition.