According to the Los Angeles Times, a motorist was arrested after a car accident when he crashed his vehicle in front of a taco stand, killing an 11-year-old girl and injuring three other pedestrians in Boyle Heights on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Jose Luis Perez, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. There was a juvenile in the car at the time of the car accident and the suspect had nitrous oxide in his possession.
According to authorities, Perez crashed his car into parked vehicles and slammed into the taco stand.
The crash was reported around 7 p.m. near Whittier Boulevard and Marietta Street.
All four victims were transported to a nearby hospital.
Unfortunately, the 11-year-old victim, identified as Elektra Yepez, succumbed to her injuries.
The three other accident victims are expected to survive.
According to authorities, speed was a factor in the car accident.
Anyone who witnessed the car accident is urged to call traffic detectives at (213) 833-3713.
West Coast Trial Lawyers sends our condolences to family and loved ones of the victim killed in this car accident. We wish the other car accident victims a speedy recovery.
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