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Mug shot of Connor Tomlinson

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 10, 2016) – IMPD arrested Connor Tomlinson on three counts of reckless homicide for a crash that killed Rebeca Rodriguez-Gomez, her daughter Jasmine Aldai, and Rogelio Legorreta. The crash occurred on December 23, 2015, on the South East Street overpass of I-465.

Tomlinson turned himself in Thursday night.

According to the probable cause affidavit, a Ford Mustang operated by Tomlinson is believed to have accelerated from a stoplight to a speed estimated to be at least 81 mph while traveling southbound on South East Street. Witnesses told authorities Tomlinson’s Mustang and a Corvette were revving their engines at the stoplight.

Court documents say Tomlinson lost control of the Mustang and it struck the median, causing the vehicle to go airborne. The Mustang then struck a Chevrolet Trailblazer. The driver of the Trailblazer, Rogelio Legorreta, 59, and the two passengers Rebecca Rodriguez-Gomez, 52, and her daughter, Jasmine Alday-Rodriguez, 12 were all killed in the crash.

“Based on the investigation, the defendant is accused of operating his vehicle in a manner that put everyone on the road in significant danger,” Prosecutor Curry said. “Reckless driving can result in devastating consequences, as we have unfortunately seen through the tragic and sudden loss of Ms. Rodriguez-Gomez, her daughter Jasmine, and Mr. Legorreta.”