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News Release

Thursday, February 22, 2007

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Car Thief Killed

Los Angeles: On February 21, at approximately 10:15 a.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred on 21st Street West of Cabrillo Avenue in San Pedro.

Julio Jauregui, 23, a resident of San Pedro was driving a stolen Ford Explorer at a high rate of speed when he lost control and collided with a parked car. The impact caused the Explorer to roll onto the front of the parked car.

Jauregui was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives learned that the car Jauregui was driving had been reported stolen on December 19, 2006, from the City of Lomita.

For more information please contact South Traffic Detective Jim Render at 323-290-6063. After hours please contact the toll-free 24-hour anonymous tip line at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).