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57-Year-Old Woman Dies in Deadly Street Racing Accident on L Street; Driver Arrested

CHULA, CA (June 8, 2021) – Martha Romo died and two kids sustained injuries Saturday evening after a speeding crash on L Street.

The tragic incident happened around 6:00 p.m. on June 7. Officers arrived at the intersection of L Street and Third Avenue shortly after.

According to officials, Martha Bertha Villalobos Romo, 57, was driving on 3rd Avenue with her grandchildren, ages 10 and 7.

Romo died as a result of traumatic injuries, according to the medical examiner. Her grandchildren, on the other hand, were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

CHP identified the wrong-way driver of the Mustang as Alonso Pina, 22, who was also taken to the hospital with injuries.

Pina was later arrested for vehicular manslaughter, and the second racing vehicle fled the scene and is still at large, according to police.

The other suspect was driving a white Subaru WRX from 2014 or later. Anyone with information about the vehicle can reach CVPD at 619-409-3817.

Furthermore, the family of Romo created a GoFundMe account to help them during this tragic time.


The Sweet James teem expresses their deepest condolences to the loved ones of Martha Romo during this time of grief.


If you have suffered a loss of a loved one in a road accident, contact Sweet James at your earliest convenience. Their primary goal is to help families and victims find justice, compensation, and hope for a brighter tomorrow. They understand the pain that comes with losing a loved one and they will stop at nothing to obtain the justice you deserve. They will make things as easy as possible and will guide you through every step of the legal system. Call them for a free consultation at (800) 975-3435. To request a police report, click here.

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