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Hit-and-Run Driver Kills 4-Year-Old Girl and Injures 5-Year-Old Boy in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 13, 2021) – Friday night, Jayda Sanchez was killed and Robert and Robby Sanchez were seriously injured in a crash.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the incident happened around 8:20 p.m., in the 26000 block of South Vermont Avenue.

Witnesses said a driver made an illegal u-turn in the intersection causing the other driver, Robert Sanchez, to swerve. Amidst the chaos, Robert lost control of his vehicle and consequently rolled over before striking a light pole.

Following the collision, the driver of the vehicle that made an illegal u-turn fled the scene.

Emergency responders arrived and pronounced 4-year-old Jayda Sanchez dead on scene. Paramedics also took 5-year-old Robby, and Robert to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

At this time, the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle remains at large. Those with further information are encouraged to contact local authorities as soon as possible.

The family of Jayda has created a GoFundMe page to help during this devastating time.

Once available, more information will be released.


The attorneys at Sweet James would like to send their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jayda Sanchez. May you find comfort and strength during this tragic time.


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