TAMPA (FOX 13) - The Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office confirmed Wednesday the 17-year-old charged in connection with a street racing crash that killed a mother and her child, is being charged as an adult.
John Barrineau was being held in a juvenile detention facility after being arrested for his alleged role in the May 23 crash on Bayshore Boulevard.
Paperwork to charge him as an adult was filed Wednesday.
Barrineau and two others are accused of racing on Bayshore Blvd. just before the deadly crash.
Tampa police arrested 18-year-old Cameron Coyle Herrin and 20-year-old Tristan Christopher Herrin shortly after the crash.
Cameron Herrin is accused of hitting Jessica Raubenolt, 24, and her 21-month old daughter, Lillia, with his 2018 Ford Mustang. Police say Raubenolt was "attempting a lawful crossing" when she was hit. She died of her injuries. Lillia died the following day.
Police believe Cameron, with his older brother, Tristan as his passenger, was racing Barrineau, who was driving a gold Nissan.
It was later revealed that Herrin's vehicle was traveling 102 miles per hour before hitting the mother and her child.