Man arrested for Antioch crash that killed young boy, critically injured 4 others

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A man has been arrested for the collision in Antioch that killed a 12-year-old boy and critically injured four others in September. 

Ray Shaqil Reeves, 29, was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on Tuesday. According to the Antioch Police Department, he was charged with one count of vehicular manslaughter and five counts of assaults with a deadly weapon. 

Reeves’ first court appearance is scheduled for this Wednesday, October 12, and his bail is set at $390,000. 

On September 15, at 3:20 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to Manzanita Way and Sycamore Drive. Witnesses told police that a red Chevrolet Impala — driven by Reeves — collided with a Mercury Mystique. 

According to witnesses, the Mystique was headed west on Sycamore Drive and was preparing to turn left to Manzanita Way. While the Impala was running westbound on Sycamore Drive at high speed. 

The Impala attempted to overtake the Mystique, and the crash forced the Impala in the direction of children walking in the corner. 

Reeves and two of the children were life-flighted to the hospital while the other two were transported by ambulance. 

The three 12-year-old children involved in the collision were siblings Mason, Cheyenne, and Gianathon. 

Mason had surgery to receive a graft on his face while Cheyenne was in a coma but has since woken up. 

Unfortunately, Gianathon showed no improvement and was taken off life support on September 22. 

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