Crime & Justice

1 dead, 3 hurt in in LA taco stand crash


An 11-year-old girl was killed and a 15-month-old and two women were injured when a car ran into a people gathered at a taco stand in Boyle Heights.

The accident happened just after 7 p.m. on the 900 block of South Marietta Street near the intersection of Whittier Blvd. The driver reportedly lost control of his car, crashed into parked vehicles then drove onto the sidewalk.

Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department told KPCC, "There was a Ford Mustang that crossed over the double yellow lines, ended up hitting a parked vehicle. That parked vehicle ended up getting moved into a group of people."

The 21-year-old driver has been detained for vehicular manslaughter. The Pasadena Star News reports that a nitrous oxide container was confiscated from his car.

The city fire department says one of the injured is in critical condition. It's not clear which of the three it is. The other two are in fair condition.

Police say the driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

ABC7 reports that the two adult victims are sisters who were having dinner with their children when the car "went airborne and crashed into two parked vehicles." Jocelyn Parras said the vehicle trapped them against a wall and customers lifted the car to rescue the injured.

The suspect and the victims’ names have not been released.