Teen Killed in Motorized Scooter Crash near Vermont Square Area

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 15, 2022) – A scooter accident on South Figueroa Street left Ruben Castano killed Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the incident occurred around 4:00 p.m., at the 4200 block of South Figueroa Street.

Per reports, 16-year-old Castano was riding a scooter in the area when he was struck by a passing vehicle. Due to the impact of the collision, Castano was pronounced dead at the scene.

Eventually, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 16-year-old Ruben Castano, of Los Angeles.

At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident on South Figueroa Street remain unclear. Although, an active investigation is still ongoing.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Ruben Castano.


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