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Sister of teen accused in fatal accident says he is innocent

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The sister of a man charged in a deadly south Charlotte wreck, that left a woman and a child dead, says her brother did not hit their vehicle and called 911 for help.

18-year-old Uriel Eduardo Flores is in police custody, charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and felony hit and run.

Police say a woman and child were killed after a wreck on Sharon Road West near Hopeton Road last Wednesday.

Nineteen-year-old Shaquise Sharvelle Bush was killed in the crash. Three-year-old Jayden Bush died several days later from his injuries.

"We prayed. God knows we prayed so hard for that baby to get better; for that baby to make it," said Adilene Flores.

Another woman and two other children were injured in the crash.

Witnesses and police sources told WBTV the car and a truck were seen racing down the road prior to the crash. Police believe the truck driven by Flores played a role in the crash involving the sedan.

Adilene Flores, says her brother did not hit Bush's car.

"He's innocent," she told WBTV. "My brother does not belong there. Everybody in this accident was a victim. Our heart goes out to the victims," she said.

A police source told WBTV that her claim is correct. Flores didn't hit the sedan and called 911 after the crash. But they say he left the scene.  

Investigators say two children were in car seats and one was in a booster seat. None of them were properly installed and the child in the booster seat should have been in a regular car seat.

Police say Bush and Flores did not know each other.

Flores is being held on a $150,000 bond and is behind bars. His next court date is October 9th.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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