Woman charged in crash that killed 2 children

Pictured: Danielle Foster

May 27, 2011 9:21:55 AM PDT
A woman has been charged with vehicular homicide and DUI for a hit-and-run crash that left two children dead this week in Wilmington, Delaware.

Danille Foster, 40, of the 2700 block of West 4th Street is facing a list of charges.

Police say Foster was behind the wheel of a '97 Hyundai that ran a red light and slammed into a Mitsubishi in the intersection of 4th and Lincoln streets on Wednesday night.

Inside the Mitsubishi were 25-year-old Stephanie Kutchimski and her two chidren - Alijah Rovera, age 6, and his sister Alyssa, age 4.

Alyssa died at the scene while Alijah died later at the hospital.

Kutchimski was rushed to Christiana Hospital where she remains in serious, but stable condition with a broken collar bone that's pinching her main artery. Relatives say she may be paralyzed.

Police say Foster tried to run from the scene on foot, but did not get far before she was arrested.

Foster is charged with:

  • Vehicular Homicide 1st Degree (2 counts)
  • Vehicular Assault 1st Degree
  • Tampering With Physical Evidence
  • Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs
  • Failure to Stop at a Red Light
  • Failure to Report an Accident
  • Driving with Suspended / Revoked License
  • Failure to Have Proof of Insurance
  • Expired Registration.
Foster was sent to jail in lieu of bail.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this accident to please contact the Wilmington Police Traffic Division at 302-576-3692.

Family, friends grieve at vigil

Action News was there as family members and friends gathered for a vigil at the intersection of 4th and Lincoln on Thursday night.

"If everybody can just keep us in their prayers, we need all the support we can have right now. It's bad enough if you have to bury one child, but she has two children, she's 25 years old and they didn't deserve this," relative Heather Kutchimski said.

Through their pain and agony, some relatives said they wanted the driver, now identified by police as Foster, to pay dearly for what she took from them.

"These little kids were the best things that happened, they didn't do nothing wrong to nobody," relative Lewis Green said.

"They took my heart, they took my soul, they took everything away from me," the victims' grandfather Carlos Rivera said.