Driver Kills Grandparents, Mom and 10-Dad-Old Baby Survives
In Seattle, an infant and his mother are in critical condition, NBC News reports. Grandparents Dennis and Judith Schulte, 66 and 68 respectively, were crossing the street in a residential Seattle neighborhood with their daughter-in-law Susan Morton and her son when a driver slammed into them. The driver, who authorities suspect was drunk, sped off.
The Schultes were declared dead at the scene but Morton and the 10-month-old baby boy are in critical condition. Molton had been carrying her son in a front sling when she was struck. Mark Mullan, 50, was the driver who struck the family. Police reported that when they pulled him over, he had been driving with a suspended license and was drunk. He failed sobriety tests and his blood alcohol levels were three times the legal limit. Mullan claimed the sun was in his eyes, preventing him from seeing pedestrians in the crosswalk. He had been involved in a drunk driving case in December.
Dennis and Judith Schulte had moved to Seattle from Indiana to be present for the birth of their only grandchild. Morton told reporters from her hospital bed, “They were so elated. This is their only grandchild. They got to hold him and be there with him for 10 days.”