Los Angeles, California (KABC) — The authorities have arrested about the death of a woman in her 20s who died last month after being run over by a car while taking part in a street takeover in the Hyde Park district of South Los Angeles. During October, the occurrence took place.
Although the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed ABC7 that an arrest had been made, it opted not to provide any other details. It is expected that more information about the arrest will be revealed at a press conference on Tuesday morning.
The victim, whose family has given her the name Elyzza Guajaca, was reportedly struck by a black Chevrolet Camaro on December 25 at about 9 p.m. while she was standing with a group of people at the northeast corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Florence Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
When she arrived at the hospital, she could not recuperate from her wounds and passed tragically.
The accident’s driver allegedly fled the scene after it happened, according to the authorities.
Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department claim that additional footage of six or seven victims was acquired in the days after the murder. To identify the culprits, the investigators requested help from the public.
On December 28, LAPD officials released a video that they had discovered or that had been given to them, and which showed the seconds immediately following the takeover of the freeway. In the video, you can see people helping others who appear to be hurt. Three of them, at least, seemed to have potentially fatal injuries.
A family in sorrow is hoping that someone will come forward with information after a family member was slain when a car performing “donuts” during a street takeover struck and killed their loved one.
Her brother Louie has started a GoFundMe account to help with the financial burden of paying for Guajaca’s funeral.
Louie Guajaca stated that “my sister was an aunt to my beautiful daughters who loved her so deeply” in the plea. “She was a beautiful sister who loved completely and deeply. She was the kind of girl who yearned for quality time with her family and wished to spend every moment surrounded by them. She provided the framework for our family. She was a quirky, humorous, gregarious good person, to put it simply. She loved everyone in her family and her close friends very much.”
Activist and writer Earl Ofari Hutchinson. He also serves as the roundtable’s president for Los Angeles urban policy. Hutchinson called on Mayor Karen Bass and the City Council to issue a state of emergency over such takeovers after claiming to have seen part of the deadly street takeover. This proclamation would be comparable to the one the mayor just made concerning homelessness.
Hutchinson said in a statement that “street takeovers present a major challenge for municipal officials,” as seen by the death at Florence and Crenshaw and multiple injuries to life and property damage at other takeover sites throughout the city.
The death at Florence and Crenshaw, as well as the numerous injuries to people and property damage at other takeover locations throughout the city, serve as evidence that street takeovers are a problem. “Because of this, the neighborhood has reacted angrily and has called for greater action. Law enforcement and the general public will have more power after the emergency is declared to concentrate their efforts on resolving this possibly fatal problem.”