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Ernesto and Hector Chinchillas-Castro Killed in Chatsworth Hit-and-Run; Dylan Rutherford Arrested

Ernesto and Hector Chinchillas-Castro Chatsworth hit-and-run CHATSWORTH, Los Angeles (October 9, 2016) – Two men were killed in a hit-and-run crash in the area of De Soto Avenue and Chatsworth Street on Friday night, according to ABC 7.

The accident occurred about 10:30 p.m.

As per the article, Los Angeles police said a black truck was going east on Chatsworth Street at De Soto Avenue when its driver allegedly ran a red light and collided with a GMC pickup truck.

The red truck rolled onto the sidewalk, trapping its two occupants inside. The victims were then extricated but died at the scene.

They were identified as brothers Ernesto Chinchillas-Castro, 42, and Hector Chinchillas-Castro, 44.

Meanwhile, police affirmed that a man and woman in the black truck fled the scene but later arrested and taken into custody. The driver, 21-year-old Dylan Rutherford, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail.


We are deeply saddened by the news of this tragedy. We offer our prayers and heartfelt condolences to the friends and family members of the victims during such a difficult time.

Losing a loved one suddenly is devastating for any family to endure, especially when that loved one’s life is taken as a result of someone else’s negligence. The loss is immeasurable. At Johnson Attorneys Group, we understand that losing a loved one is not only a deeply emotional loss, but also an economic one. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, contact our law firm and speak with an experienced Los Angeles County wrongful death attorney today at 800-235-6801. Our team will bring all our expertise to your case and help you get the justice you deserve.

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