Citrus Heights Boy Hit While Walking to School Back in October Dies

henrySACRAMENTO COUNTY–

A Citrus Heights boy injured last year in a car crash where a driver was possibly under the influence of drugs has died, according to the coroner’s office.

The incident happened back on Oct. 5, when a Chrysler 300 hit two boys walking to school at the intersection of Mariposa Avenue and Greenback Lane.

Prosecutors allege that 51-year-old Tresa Bales-Sterba was driving under the influence of meth and other drugs. Also in question is whether she was driving with a suspended license.

Henry Perez-Rocha, 6, was critically injured in the crash. He died Wednesday, according to the Sacramento County Coroner’s office. His brother Juan was released from the hospital in back in October.

Bales-Sterba is being held on $200,000 bail after the toxicology report showed the influence of drugs.

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  • Sydneyw83

    The way this article is written makes it sound like the boys were in the suburban. They were in the cross walk when they were hit by the driver of the Chrysler 300. I hope the Rocha-Perez family finds peace and knows that there are people thinking of them and praying for them. I can't imagine what they have gone through.

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