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Santa Ana police are investigating whether a 10-year-old girl who apparently killed herself at home was the victim of bullying. According to a KTLA news report, officers responded to the Santa Ana home after the child, Allison Wendel, was discovered dead by her 9-year-old sister the night of Oct. 13. Police said her death appeared to be a suicide and that she did not leave behind a note. Family members said her death came as a shock. Detectives are working with the Orange County coroner’s office to determine precisely what led up to the girl’s death. Continue reading →

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Gracie and Edward Contreras, 55, were killed in a West Covina car accident and their 13-year-old son was injured, after a fleeing carjacking suspect crashed into their car Oct. 12. According to a KTLA news report, the couple was on their way to their home with Gracie Contreras’s son when a man fleeing the police crashed into their vehicle. Both the adults were ejected from the vehicle. Edward Contreras was pronounced dead at the scene while his wife died a short time later at s hospital. Continue reading →

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An elderly woman was critically injured in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident, which officials said, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred in the 2500 block of North Fairview Avenue. Police from Santa Ana and Garden Grove responded to several calls and found the pedestrian down on the roadway. She was transported to a hospital with major internal injuries. The driver left the scene. Continue reading →

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South Los Angeles neighborhoods were the sites of two fatal hit-and-run crashes over the weekend. According to KTLA, the most recent accident occurred early morning on Oct. 6 when a vehicle traveling southbound along Figueroa Street in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood slammed into Wardell Nelson, Jr. a 61-year-old Los Angeles man, as he was walking across the street. Continue reading →

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A pedestrian was critically injured in a crosswalk in the Vermont Square area of South Los Angeles in a car accident involving a suspected hit and run driver. According to a KTLA news report, the crash was reported the morning of Oct. 2 at the intersection of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Budlong Avenue. The driver attempted to flee the scene after hitting the pedestrian and critically injuring the pedestrian. Continue reading →

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Investigators are seeking the driver of a work truck, which they say struck and killed 34-year-old Miguel Gutierrez Fabian who was helping a stranded teen driver on the 91 Freeway in Cerritos early morning on Sept. 29. According to a KTLA news report, Fabian died at the scene of the hit and run on the eastbound 91 Freeway near Bloomfield Avenue in Cerritos. Continue reading →

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A 31-year-man was killed in a Huntington Beach motorcycle accident involving a collision with a pickup truck. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the evening of Sept. 25 at the intersection of Slater Avenue and Morgan Lane. A 2014 Chevy Silverado pickup truck had severe damage to its left rear side and axle and a 2008 red Ducati motorcycle had been crumpled under the truck’s left rear tire. The rider of the motorcycle was lying to the side on the sport where paramedics pronounced him dead. Continue reading →

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Delia Huerta Arrearan, a 57-year-old crossing guard who has worked for the city’s Department of Transportation since, 2006, was struck and killed in a pedestrian accident that also left a 16-year-old girl injured in the San Fernando Valley’s Glen neighborhood. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred the morning of Sept. 16 when a car heading east on Vanowen Street hit the crossing guard and the 16-year-old student who were crossing the street near Sunnyslope Avenue. Continue reading →

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Lilia Garcia, 41, was killed in a hit-and-run crash after a driver struck her near a street intersection in the Apple Valley area in San Bernardino County. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred early morning on Sept. 15 along Crown Valley Road just south of Soledad Canyon Road. Preliminary information indicates Garcia was walking southbound on the west dirt shoulder of Crown Valley Road when she was struck by a vehicle. Continue reading →

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A 65-year-old man was in grave condition after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in South Los Angeles. According to a KABC news report, the crash occurred the night of Sept. 9 at Century Boulevard near Main Street. Los Angeles police said a vehicle was traveling westbound on Century Boulevard and hit the man. The driver left the scene and remains at large. It appears that the victim was using a walker when he was struck crossing the street. Continue reading →

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