5-Year-Old Girl Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Accident near 95th Street

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 3, 2023) – Tuesday, a child was killed and Pedro Murillo was arrested after a hit-and-run crash on South Main Street.

Officers responded to the scene just before 7:30 p.m., near 95th Street on June 20th.

Per reports, 26-year-old Murillo was heading north on Main Street at a high rate of speed and ran a red light.

As a result, Murillo slammed into a westbound vehicle occupied by a mother, and multiple children. Medics arrived and transported the injured victims to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. Although, medics pronounced the 5-year-old girl dead at the hospital on June 22nd.

Paramedics also say a 17-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy were in critical condition.

Following preliminary duties, police arrested Murillo with a charge of felony hit-and-run. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office requested that Murillo be charged with murder.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of the young victim.

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