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Devastating Loss of 2 Teens in Fatal Car Crash


Police reports reveal the sudden deaths of two teens in Winnetka, California after an incident with oncoming traffic this past Sunday, November 17, 2019.

About the Fatal Los Angeles Incident

Los Angeles Police Detectives (LAPD) uncovered details of the tragic event in a recent report by Los Angeles Daily News. Reportedly, a 20-year-old driver cruising about in a pickup truck was the primary cause of the deaths. After carelessly rushing into oncoming traffic, the 2007 Chevrolet truck lost full control and crashed into a white van.

The pickup truck also flipped over from the force of the crash and was thrust into two other parked cars. Ultimately, the incident caused the driver as well as his two passengers to be stuck inside the vehicle until emergency services were available to help.

Los Angeles coroners found the identities of the two passengers to be brothers Luis E. Perez, 16, and Cesar A. Perez, 19

The 20-year-old driver and associate of the brothers, Pablo Ramon Trujillo, was accused and put under arrest for murder. As the sole survivor of the crash, he suffered no major injuries.

Description and Outcome of Incident

  • The incident occurred specifically near Parthenia Street towards Lurline Avenue around almost 1 a.m. in the morning.
  • The 2007 Chevrolet truck appeared to be destroyed from the crash after being punctured with a metal fence.
  • LAPD Valley Traffic Division Sgt. Kurt Smith reported that Pablo Trujillo was arrested for suspicion of murder.

Highway Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 37,150 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2017 (down about 0.8 percent from 2016)
  • This decrease is the first decline in traffic fatalities since significant increases were recorded in 2015 and 2016
  • Vehicle miles traveled is projected to have increased about 1.2 percent
  • The fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled is projected to be 1.17 (down from 1.18 in 2016)

Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

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