Family of 3 Killed on Their Way to Thanksgiving Dinner by Man Fleeing Cops
Police said the suspect fled once police realized he had a warrant.
A couple and their toddler were killed on Thanksgiving after a man fleeing from police smashed into their car near Pittsburgh.
David Bianco, 29, his fiancée Kaylie Meininger, 21, and their 2-year-old daughter, Annika, who were on their way to Thanksgiving dinner, were killed when Demetrius Coleman, 22, crashed into them at a speed of more than 100 mph, police said.
The family’s car burst into flames, according to reports.
Coleman was pulled over by East McKeesport police Thursday afternoon for making an illegal turn, but authorities said he sped away when officers learned he had a warrant violating his probation.
A second vehicle was also reportedly struck by Coleman's.
Witness Paul Trammel, who lives nearby, said in an interview that police "should have backed off" because "they would have eventually gotten the guy sooner or later... They had the guy's license plate."
Coleman, of Pittsburgh, is charged with criminal homicide, vehicular homicide, and aggravated assault with a vehicle, among other charges.
He remained in UPMC Mercy hospital in police custody Friday.
A family friend has started a GoFundMe for the family’s funeral costs.
Trending on Inside Edition
Man Finds Brother's Letterman Jacket Their Mom Couldn’t Afford in a Thrift Store 28 Years LaterInspirational
This Holiday Season Airbnb Is Offering You a Chance to Stay in the Original 'Home Alone' HouseEntertainment
Silence Surrounds Alleged Videotaped Sexual Assault of Boy From Louisville Private School Months AgoCrime
'West Side Story' Generates Early Oscar Buzz as Reboot of Beloved Film and Play Hits the Silver ScreenEntertainment
Man Exonerated of Alice Sebold’s Rape Says as She Addresses Her Role in His Conviction: 'I Accept Her Apology'Crime