Sacto 9-1-1
October 10, 2012
Trust fund set up, carwash scheduled to benefit injured Skycrest students

Bales.Sterba_Teresa.jpgA trust fund has been set up and a carwash scheduled to help the family of two boys who were injured when hit by a driver in Citrus Heights last week.

Henry Perez-Rocha, 6, and his brother Juan, 8, were hit by the car shortly after 8 a.m. Friday in the intersection of Greenback Lane and Mariposa Road while walking to Skycrest Elementary School.

Witnesses said the boys were in the crosswalk when the car driven by Tresa Bales-Sterba, pictured at left, sideswiped another car at the busy intersection, spun out of control and struck the boys.

Henry suffered head trauma and was last reported to be in critical condition. Juan has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Donations may be made at any Chase Bank under account number 423873525, according to a San Juan Unified School District e-newsletter. Any questions about the trust fund may be directed to Skycrest Elementary at (916) 867-2098.

A carwash has been scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Skycrest Elementary, 5641 Mariposa Ave in Citrus Heights. Volunteers will be accepting donations of any amount on behalf of the family.

Meanwhile, Orangevale resident Bales-Sterba, 52, has been released on $60,000 bail from the Sacramento County Jail. She had been booked into the jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, causing injury and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

This post was updated by Bee staff writer Kim Minugh.

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