Benny and Jesse Felix-Zuniga Killed in Highland Park Hit-and-Run Crash
LOS ANGELES (May 9, 2019) – Authorities identified two men in connection with an alleged hit-and-run crash at San Pascual Avenue and Pollard Street in Highland Park early Sunday.
The persons of interest were Van Nuys resident Christian Mario Camarena Ramirez, 24; and Highland Park resident Alejandro Nuno Coronado, 25.
Police said 25-year-old Benigno Felix-Zuniga and 19-year-old Jesse Felix-Zuniga were riding a white Ford Fusion west on Pollard Street when they were struck by a white Chevy Silverado pickup.
The truck, which was traveling between 70 and 90 mph at the time, was headed north on San Pascual Avenue prior to hitting the Ford.
According to reports by NBC Los Angeles and KTLA, the Fusion was then forced onto three or four parked cars nearby as a result of the collision.
Hit-and-Run Crash at San Pascual Avenue and Pollard Street
The two occupants of the Fusion succumbed to their injuries and died at the scene. The tragic accident took place on May 5 around 1:15 a.m. at the intersection.
Meanwhile, the driver and the passenger of the pickup left their vehicle and ran northbound on San Pascual Avenue to eastbound on Hough Street.
Investigators reported that Coronado turned himself in but denied any involvement in the deadly incident. He was reportedly allowed to leave the police station.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ramirez is urged to contact LAPD at (213) 833-3713 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477), or www.lacrimestoppers.org, or Tipsters at www.lapdonline.org.
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