Who is Veronda Gladney? Bio, Wiki, Age, Arrested, Daughter Falls Out

Veronda Gladney
Veronda Gladney

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Veronda Gladney was arrested after daughter, 7, falls out of car window and is fatally run over on calif.

Witnesses reportedly said the girl was either “hanging out or playing in the back portion” of an SUV with a broken window when she fell out and was run over by multiple vehicles Saturday morning.

Age

She is 28 years old.

Incident Details

Gladney was driving the vehicle near Weldon Canyon Road around 3 a.m. when the incident occurred. Branch was a passenger in the SUV, according to ABC7.

Officers responded to the scene after receiving a call from a person who said a vehicle “had struck an unknown stationary object, which was blocking the roadway,” CHP told NBC Los Angeles.

“[The girl] was in the very back portion of the 1999 Lincoln Navigator,” CHP Officer Joshua Greengard told ABC7. “There were witnesses saying that she was either hanging out or playing in the back portion, the very very back portion of it. That window was already broken out, and it looks like she may have fallen out of the vehicle and then tragically died.”

Officer Greengard also told the outlet that the girl was not strapped into a child seat when she fell out of the window.

Veronda Gladney Arrested

Gladney was charged with one felony and one misdemeanor count of child abuse causing death, and a single felony count of vehicular manslaughter, Ricardo Santiago, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, told local outlet Hometown Station.

Branch, 39, was charged with one misdemeanor count of child abuse. Both suspects plead not guilty on Wednesday, according to Santiago.

“I’ve never had a kid falling out of a moving vehicle,” added Officer Greengard, per ABC7. “I’ve been to numerous tragedies in my time, but this one is very unfortunate. It’s very sad.”

Officer Greengard said witnesses – including the drivers who hit the child, as well as Gladney – were all severely distressed at the scene.

“From other officers, I know she was distraught also,” he said.

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