DA charges driver in crash that killed three teens

first_img Investigators had ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors in the crash. No other car was involved. Lowe said the SCION was originally traveling north on Colima Road when it made a U-turn at one point and headed south. While southbound on Colima Road, the car went out of control just north of Mar Vista Avenue and slammed into a tree. The impact tore the vehicle in two. The parts came to rest within 25 to 30 feet of each other. Three of the SCION’s passengers, Albert Joseph Valasquez, 19, of Whittier and Jennifer Unzueta, 18, of Whittier, and Joshua David Gutierrez, 19, of Pico Rivera, were pronounced dead at the scene. WHITTIER – Prosecutors filed vehicular manslaughter charges Wednesday against the driver of the car that crashed April 3 on Colima Road, killing three teens. Xenia Guerra, 18, of Whittier was also charged with one count of misdemeanor reckless driving causing bodily injury, according to Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office. She said Guerra’s arraignment is set for Sept. 20 at Whittier Court. Whittier Police Sgt. Dan Lowe said the crash was caused by Guerra driving “in a reckless and gross negligent manner.” Guerra was injured as well as Hector Saenz, 18, of Whittier who was sitting behind her.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more