A one year-old baby boy was killed in a horrific crash after his mother decided to drunkenly race the youngster’s dad at 121mph. Royce Jones was killed in Las Vegas Sunday after his mother Lauren Prescia’s Hyundai Sonata struck a concrete marquee at high speed in a 45mph zone en route to a custody handover.

The impact tore a huge chunk of concrete out of a pillar, and ripped Prescia’s car into two parts. Royce died strapped into his baby seat, which was flung from the car by the force of the impact.

Distressing dashcam footage taken moments before the smash showed 23 year-old Prescia’s pewter car rocketing past, just behind a white Mercedes SUV being driven by Royce’s dad Cameron Hubbard-Jones that was also traveling at more than 100mph.



Prescia walked away from the smash uninjured, and was picked up by police slurring her words and reeking of booze shortly after, it is claimed. Both Prescia and Hubbard-Jones have been arrested over their son’s death.


The pair had decided to race each other to a custody handover for their young son, 8NewsNow reported. Hubbard-Jones claims to have been talking to Prescia on the phone before the crash, and told police he’d warned his ex to slow down.

He told KNTV of the moment he picked up Royce and realized the baby was dead, saying: ‘I seen him in his car seat, I got him out, I thought he was okay until I felt his head and then I knew.’

Prescia faces charges including DUI resulting in death, and child abuse resulting in death. Hubbard-Jones has been charged with reckless driving following the death of a juvenile.

Prescia is currently free on $50,000 bail on stringent conditions, ahead of her next court appearance on Wednesday. Las Vegas Metropolitan PD Sergeant Paul McCullough told the Las Vegas Sun of his horror at seeing the ‘unbelievable’ crash scene.

He said: ‘The dynamics of the collision were disgusting. Discovering that it was an infant child that was involved was quite upsetting, and it had an effect on everyone out there.’

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