December 12, 2010
A horrific car accident last night has killed three members of one family just outside of Downtown Los Angeles, and you can blame a drunk driver.
The three people killed Saturday night have been ided as:
- Rafael Chavez-Rodriguez, 30
- Jessika Quinonez-Gonzalez, 25
- Amanda Samayoa, 70
The 6-year-old son of Quinonez-Gonzalez, survived the horrific crash.
Vernon Police officials said the four were traveling north on Alameda Street in a Honda when they were struck by a Dodge pickup at East Vernon Avenue just after midnight.
The driver of the Dodge, who was alone, fled the scene but was apprehended a short time later, his name has not been released. As soon as we know who he is, and when he appears in Court, I will be posting it here on the blog.
It is still beyond my comprehension that anyone would get behind the wheel of a car, late at night, and risk killing themselves and other innocent people, like this family. If you are buzzed, or drunk, for God sakes, DON'T DRIVE! My heart goes out to this family, and all of their friends. If you have a special memory or thought on those who died, please share your thoughts in my comment section.