Father Given Custody of Baby Found at Miami Crash Scene - NBC 6 South Florida

Father Given Custody of Baby Found at Miami Crash Scene

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Father Given Custody of Baby Found at Crash Scene

    The father of a baby found at a car crash scene was granted custody after the court revealed the mother tested positive for drugs. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016)

    A baby who was found at the scene of a car crash in Miami with her mother unconscious nearby has been placed in the custody of her father.

    The mother of two-month-old Elizabeth Alonzo appeared at a dependency hearing Tuesday after the infant was taken by officials following the accident.

    Miami Police posted pictures on Twitter Monday showing officers caring for the child at a fire station.

    Authorities said Magdaline Tricoche, 40, was found slumped over on the sidewalk next to the baby at the scene of a crash on Northwest 20th Street and 12th Avenue. The driver, a male friend of Tricoche's, was passed out at the wheel, police said.

    Father Granted Temporary Custody of Baby Found With Passed Out Couple

    [MI] Father Granted Temporary Custody of Baby Found With Passed Out Couple
    The father of a baby that Miami Police say was found with a passed out couple at a crash scene was given temporary custody of the little girl.
    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016)

    Lt. Freddie Cruz said the pair appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

    The baby was found outside of the car still strapped to her car seat.

    At Tuesday's court hearing, it was revealed that the mother tested positive for cocaine and opiates.

    Tricoche told reporters prior to the hearing that she had taken the infant out of the car and didn't understand why officers took little Elizabeth away.

    The court granted custody to the child's father, Wayne Alonzo. Tricoche agreed with the judge's decision. "I'm very happy that she's going with her father and that's all I can tell you," said Tricoche. 

    The next dependency hearing is scheduled for October 4th. Tricoche will be placed in a drug treatment program.

    Father Given Custody of Baby Found at Miami Crash Scene

    [MI] Father Given Custody of Baby Found at Miami Crash Scene
    A father was given custody of a 2-month-old baby that was found by Miami Police after a crash where her mother was found unconscious.
    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016)

    No charges have been filed.