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Report: Woman traveling at 103 mph before crash that killed 8-year-old boy

Posted at 3:40 PM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 18:41:13-04

A woman accused in a deadly crash that killed an 8-year-old boy Friday was traveling at 103 mph, according to her arrest report.

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Aylin Alvarez-Perez, referred to as Aylin Alderette in her arrest report, was also determined to be impaired after she had slow reflexes in slowing down for the red light, only slowing to 81 mph as she approached the intersection at Eastern and Harmon avenues. Police said the light had already been red for about 3 seconds. The speed limit in the area is 45 mph. 

When Alvarez-Perez was interviewed, she told police that the light was turning from green to yellow and that when she entered the intersection, she saw the other vehicle in her path of travel. Alvarez-Perez said she tried using her brakes but still collided with the vehicle. She also told police she was late to work and "in a hurry." 

According to her arrest report, Alvarez-Perez had marijuana in her purse along with central nervous system depressants, also known as medicines that include sedatives, tranquilizers and hypnotics. 

Alvarez-Perez faces DUI and reckless driving charges. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 10. 

8-year-old Levi Echenique died as a result of the crash and his parents were hospitalized.