Mother and daughter Drake fans killed by speeding car moments after leaving his concert

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By stefan armitage

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Heartbreaking footage has emerged capturing the devastating moment a mother and daughter were fatally struck by a car while leaving a Drake concert in St. Louis.

The harrowing video, which surfaced shortly after the incident, shows the sheer speed at which tragedy unfolded.

In the distressing clip, Laticha Bracero and her daughter, 21-year-old Alyssa Cordova, can be seen navigating a crosswalk after attending Drake's concert in downtown St. Louis. Suddenly, a car careens into the frame, blatantly disregarding a red light, and collides with another vehicle before striking the unsuspecting pedestrians.

The fatal incident unfolded just blocks away from the Enterprise Center, where Drake had just concluded the second night of his highly anticipated performances in the city, TMZ reports. Tragically, Bracero succumbed to her injuries at the scene, while her daughter, Cordova, passed away after being rushed to a nearby hospital.

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According to reports from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the alleged driver responsible for the fatal collision has been identified as 22-year-old Monte Henderson.

Authorities allege that Henderson was recklessly speeding and running red lights in a Jeep Cherokee before tragically running over the victims and injuring several others.

He has since been charged with two counts each of armed criminal action and involuntary manslaughter.

Police say Henderson was speeding at over 70 mph.

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Henderson's mugshot. Credit: SLMPD

Despite objections from prosecutors citing public safety concerns, a judge overseeing the case granted Henderson bail, setting it at $200,000 or 10% cash, per the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

The victims, who had traveled from Chicago to attend the concert, were not local residents of St. Louis. In response to the tragic loss, a GoFundMe campaign has been launched to assist with funeral expenses and other associated costs, aiming to provide support during this difficult time.

"Alyssa loved music concerts and although was old enough to travel to concerts on her own, her mom would always escort her. The two were inseparable and shared a strong bond," Laticha's sister writes.

As of this writing, more than $25,000 has been raised.

An update from Laticha's sister reads: "Thank you to everyone for your donations. Words can't even come close to how much our family appreciates everyone that came together across the country. My sister and my niece were the most loving people you could ever meet. They were so kind and sweet. They spoke of positivity and helped others across the country/beyond. They did so much for others I am positive they received their wings right away.

"They both are here in Chicago preparing for the wake and soon after will be buried amongst family. Their wishes were to always be with family. Two queens gone too soon.

"They will be forever missed and never forgotten."

Our thoughts go out to their loved ones and anybody else impacted by this tragedy at this time.

Featured image credit: GoFundMe

Mother and daughter Drake fans killed by speeding car moments after leaving his concert

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By stefan armitage

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Heartbreaking footage has emerged capturing the devastating moment a mother and daughter were fatally struck by a car while leaving a Drake concert in St. Louis.

The harrowing video, which surfaced shortly after the incident, shows the sheer speed at which tragedy unfolded.

In the distressing clip, Laticha Bracero and her daughter, 21-year-old Alyssa Cordova, can be seen navigating a crosswalk after attending Drake's concert in downtown St. Louis. Suddenly, a car careens into the frame, blatantly disregarding a red light, and collides with another vehicle before striking the unsuspecting pedestrians.

The fatal incident unfolded just blocks away from the Enterprise Center, where Drake had just concluded the second night of his highly anticipated performances in the city, TMZ reports. Tragically, Bracero succumbed to her injuries at the scene, while her daughter, Cordova, passed away after being rushed to a nearby hospital.

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Credit: GoFundMe

According to reports from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the alleged driver responsible for the fatal collision has been identified as 22-year-old Monte Henderson.

Authorities allege that Henderson was recklessly speeding and running red lights in a Jeep Cherokee before tragically running over the victims and injuring several others.

He has since been charged with two counts each of armed criminal action and involuntary manslaughter.

Police say Henderson was speeding at over 70 mph.

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Henderson's mugshot. Credit: SLMPD

Despite objections from prosecutors citing public safety concerns, a judge overseeing the case granted Henderson bail, setting it at $200,000 or 10% cash, per the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

The victims, who had traveled from Chicago to attend the concert, were not local residents of St. Louis. In response to the tragic loss, a GoFundMe campaign has been launched to assist with funeral expenses and other associated costs, aiming to provide support during this difficult time.

"Alyssa loved music concerts and although was old enough to travel to concerts on her own, her mom would always escort her. The two were inseparable and shared a strong bond," Laticha's sister writes.

As of this writing, more than $25,000 has been raised.

An update from Laticha's sister reads: "Thank you to everyone for your donations. Words can't even come close to how much our family appreciates everyone that came together across the country. My sister and my niece were the most loving people you could ever meet. They were so kind and sweet. They spoke of positivity and helped others across the country/beyond. They did so much for others I am positive they received their wings right away.

"They both are here in Chicago preparing for the wake and soon after will be buried amongst family. Their wishes were to always be with family. Two queens gone too soon.

"They will be forever missed and never forgotten."

Our thoughts go out to their loved ones and anybody else impacted by this tragedy at this time.

Featured image credit: GoFundMe