Ruth Chinchilla Killed and Baby Daughter Injured after DUI-Related Car Crash Involving Six Other Vehicles on Woodley Avenue in North Hills

Ruth Chinchilla Killed and Baby Daughter Injured after DUI-Related Car Crash Involving Six Other Vehicles on Woodley Avenue in North Hills

ON December 09, 2017

Truck hits mother and child on a North Hills street

Local NBC Los Angeles reported that a 34-year-old woman and her toddler daughter were killed by a DUI suspect who crashed into several other vehicles on early Monday, November 27.

The accident occurred early Monday when a 34-year-old woman was removing her infant daughter out of a parked car at her family home on Woodley Avenue.

Jose Macias, 22, was identified by authorities as the driver who had sideswiped at least six other vehicles around the area before he encountered the mother and daughter.

Macias, in a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck, struck the woman and child, hurling Ruth Chinchilla at least 30 feet from her position, and her young girl was thrown at least 60 feet, as the truck continued to speed down the road, according to the news report.

Los Angeles Police Department officers arrested the 22-year-old driver on suspicion of second-degree murder.  Macias was shown by court records to have pleaded guilty to DUI just this year and was already sentenced to probation, three days in jail, and drug and alcohol education, per the news source.

Currently, this crash remains under investigation by the authorities and additional information will be reported at a later date.

Our office would like to extend our deepest condolences and thoughts to the family affected so deeply by this tragic car collision.

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