Santa Ana: Lexia and Lexandra Perez and Andrea Gonzales Killed in Crash
Posted on Nov 04, 2014
At about 6:45 p.m. on Halloween, twin sisters Lexia and Lexandra Perez and Andrea Gonzales, all 13, were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Santa Ana, reported the Orange County Register. While traveling at a high rate of speed a black Honda CR-V struck the girls as they traversed a crosswalk at Fairhaven Avenue and Old Grand Street and fled the scene. All three girls died at the scene of the accident. Authorities later apprehended the driver, 31-year-old Jaquinn Bell, on suspicion of felony hit-and-run driving. Bell, who was driving on a suspended license from an August conviction for hit-and-run and driving under the influence, has an extensive criminal record.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that 1,627 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents that occurred in Santa Ana in 2011. Pedestrians accounted for 158 of the victims, 46 of whom were under the age of 15. Hit-and-run was a factor in 134 of the collisions. Santa Ana ranked the 6th worst for traffic accidents, the 4th worst for pedestrian accidents, and the worst for accidents involving pedestrians under the age of 15.
The families of the victims of fatal traffic accidents may file wrongful death claims against the at-fault drivers in order to obtain compensation for the expenses related to their losses. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of Lexia and Lexandra Perez and Andrea Gonzales.