Memorial for Lives Lost Too Soon


Photos by Terry Miller

A makeshift memorial continues to grow at the site where three people in their 20s were killed and a fourth was hospitalized early Tuesday. The 1999 Toyota Corolla rolled over due to unsafe speed making a turn near Live Oak.

The rollover crash occurred in the area of Live Oak and Welland Avenues around 2 a.m., according to the Arcadia Police Department.

The car was headed westbound when it appeared “the vehicle lost control and left the roadway,” Arcadia Sgt. Jeremy Lachenmeyer said at the crash site during a morning news conference.

The victims have been identified as 21-year-old Pomona resident Raymond Daniel Yniquez, 21-year-old El Monte resident Marcus Garcia and 25-year-old Los Angeles resident Anna Velazquez, according to the L.A. County coroner’s office. And a woman said her son, Marcus Garcia, 21, was also killed.

Video from the scene showed the overturned car on its side next to a damaged brick wall. The vehicle had apparently hit a light pole.

Three people, two men and a woman, were pronounced dead at the scene. Lachenmeyer identified the deceased as the driver and two passengers.

A third passenger, a man, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, authorities said. Garcia’s family said his name was Ryan Hernandez.

December 15, 2016

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