Los Angeles: On November 10, 2017, around 7:00 p.m., a 2015 Ford Mustang was traveling west on Whittier Boulevard. The Mustang crossed over into the eastbound lanes of Whittier Boulevard and collided into the front of a parked 2015 Nissan Sentra. The force of the impact caused the Nissan to be pushed violently onto the sidewalk, striking four pedestrians. After colliding with the Nissan, the Mustang continued in the eastbound lanes of Whittier before colliding into the front of a parked 2005 Chevrolet Silverado and stopping.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported all four victims to a local hospital. Despite lifesaving efforts, 11-year-old Elektra Yepez succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. The other three victims sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Ford Mustang, Jose Louis Perez, was arrested and booked for Vehicular Manslaughter. A juvenile passenger of the Ford Mustang was arrested for possession of Nitrous Oxide.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713, Detective DeHesa at (213) 486-0750, Officer Eri Poss at (213) 486-0760 or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 388-3746. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.