Would you rat out a family member accused of a terrible crime?
For Tiffanie and Tina Daigle — the mother and grandmother, respectively, of Ignacio Daigle, who's accused of killing young mom Jessica Holman in a crash involving a stolen vehicle back in March — the answer was "no."
Now, however, they've been criminally charged with not coming clean.
As we've reported, Holman was a much-loved young mother of a ten-year-old boy.
But her life was cut short on March 8, shortly after Westminster police officers received a 911 call about a motor-vehicle theft in project.
Specifically, an F350 pickup, a trailer and two off-road vehicles were swiped from a residence on the 8600 block of 86th Circle. The following interactive graphic shows the area near the scene. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View on Google Maps."
The victim of the theft added that he was following the stolen truck — and saw that one of the off-road vehicles had fallen from the trailer.
Shortly thereafter, officers eyeballed the truck driving northbound on Wadsworth Parkway and attempted to stop it on the 9400 block.
In response, the driver of the truck, later identified as Ignacio, nineteen, crossed the parkway's median and struck a silver SUV traveling south.
Holman, the SUV's driver, died at the scene.
The passenger in the truck, ID'd as Patrick Engle, was busted at the scene.
However, Daigle got away.
The Westminster PD responded by launching an extensive search.
Additionally, a coded notification went out to more than 700 phone lines in the area.
Two days later, on March 10, the WPD issued the following photos of Daigle....
...and asked for the public's assistance in bringing him in.
Then, at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 11, authorities revealed that Daigle had been arrested on the 8900 block of Hastings Way — but they didn't reveal the circumstances.
The First Judicial District DA's office points out that both Tiffanie and Tina were quizzed by detectives after Ignacio vanished and "both women denied having any knowledge of where Ignacio was or how to reach him."
But the Hastings Way address is grandma Tina's house — and when Ignacio was found there on the 11th, she and Tiffanie, along with other family members, were said to be present.
As such, Tina and Tiffanie have been charged with accessory to leaving the scene of an accident with death — a felony.
In the meantime, passenger Engle is facing thirteen counts, including vehicular eluding resulting in death, while Ignacio's list of counts encompasses vehicular homicide — reckless, aggravated motor vehicle theft and driving under restraint.
As for Holman, her loved ones created a GoFundMe page in Jessica's memory.
The introduction reads:
Jessica was taken tragically on the evening of March 8, 2016. She leaves behind an amazing 10 year old son. Jessica has impacted many of our lives in ways she will never know. She was a wonderful single mom, daughter, sister and friend. We hope you will help her son and family in this very hard time.
The page remains online at this writing. At present, more than $7,800 has been pledged toward a goal of $35,000. For more information, click here.
Our sincere condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Jessica Holman.
Look below to see booking photos for Tiffanie, Tina and Ignacio Daigle, as well as Patrick Engle, followed by Fox31's coverage of a vigil for Holman in March.
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