April 26, 2016 In a tragic accident on Tuesday, a 14 year old La Serna High School student died, and four others were injured in a rollover crash n
April 26, 2016
In a tragic accident on Tuesday, a 14 year old La Serna High School student died, and four others were injured in a rollover crash near the Whittier campus. The driver of the SUV was arrested.
Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Ivette Macias, a local resident who was just shy of her fifteenth birthday.
The SUV had six people inside and the crash occurred at about 11:20AM in the 8400 block of Villaverde drive, according to officials. Two were unconscious in the car at the scene and one was ejected from the vehicle. 14 year old Iva was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was identified by police as Daniel Vaquez of Whittier who, after being dismissed from the hospital of his minor injuries, was placed under arrest for Felony DUI and Vehicular Manslaughter.
Two of the injuries are being considered critical at this time. Grief counselors will be available to any students in need of someone to talk to after the loss of their peer. Much of the crash still remains under investigation.