REPORT: 3-Month Old Burien Boy Killed By Drunk Driver Sunday Night


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The Columbian is reporting that Gabriel Pina, a 3-month old Burien boy, was killed in a drunk-driving incident on I-5 Sunday night (Aug. 21) near Vancouver, Washington.

The Washington State Patrol says the accident happened on northbound I-5 as two adults, one from Burien and the other from Kent, were trying to change a flat tire along the side of the freeway. The drunk driver apparently lost control of his Acura, hit a barrier, then crashed into the disabled, parked car, injuring the adults and killing the baby inside.

Police say that the parents, Terra Pina, 21, of Burien, and Angel Pena, 23, of Kent, were on the shoulder attempting to fix a flat tire. The infant, inside the car at the time of the crash, died at the scene.

Christopher A. Roman, 26, of Beaverton, Ore., was accused Monday morning of driving drunk and causing the crash that killed the boy in Clark County Superior Court. Bail was set at $200,000, and his arraignment is set for Sept. 2. He was previously convicted of a DUI in 2005 in California.

Investigators say that Roman was seen passing cars and “swerving all over the road” prior to the fatal crash.

Terra Pina, the driver of the disabled car, was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with neck and back pain. Angel Pina was also transported to the same hospital with a head laceration and a leg injury.

Roman was arrested at the same hospital after being treated for lacerations.

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5 Responses to “REPORT: 3-Month Old Burien Boy Killed By Drunk Driver Sunday Night”
  1. pam says:

    God bless, baby Gabriel.

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  2. Rainycity says:

    Ditto Pam, God bless you baby.
    I`m sure God already has his soul and he is in the best hands now.
    It doesn`t help the suffering of the parents, friends or relatives but I just hope
    they can find some kind of comfort in knowing.

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  3. billy shands says:

    Im the one who pulled mom dad and baby out car if they need me im here for u angel I told u buddy im here an will be for u

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  4. Feral Dog says:

    Why would his bail only be $200,000 with a prior conviction in 2005 and
    now killing a baby?

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    • Eaton B. Verz says:

      The real sad thing is the maximum sentence is eight years and most drunks convicted only get two!

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