Jose Pasgagasa, Luisa Arenas Killed in Crash on Normandie Avenue

 Jose Pasgagasa, Luisa Arenas Killed in Crash on Normandie Avenue

Parents, Girl, 5, Killed, Toddler Injured in Harvard Park Crash

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2024) – Jose Manuel Pasgagasa, 49, his wife, Luisa Arenas, 26, and their 5-year-old daughter have all died after a violent New Year’s Eve crash on Normandie Avenue at 60th Place in Los Angeles.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at around 11:20 p.m. on Dec. 31st when a driver in a white Chevrolet Tahoe SUV allegedly drove through a stop sign at 60th Place and hit their car in the Harvard Park area, according to a report by KTLA 5 News.

The SUV collided with the family’s small sedan as it headed south on Normandie Avenue. Upon impact, the car was sent careening into a street sign and fence on the southwest corner of 60th Place and Normandie Avenue, police said.

Several good Samaritans were on the scene to help the victims exit the smoking sedan, police said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived and declared the father deceased on scene. They transported the two girls and their mother to a local hospital. However, 5-year-old Mia Pasgagasa died upon arrival to the hospital and Luisa Arenas died on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the surviving one-year-old child Hanna Sofia Cortes Bernal remains hospitalized. The child and her family moved to the United States from Colombia about a year ago.

remain is also listed in critical condition at the hospital, police said.

Fatal Crash Investigation

Prior to the deadly crash, Issac Jordan Kahari, 22, was was involved in a collision where his white SUV allegedly rear-ended a red sedan. Police say the red sedan’s driver was following the SUV as it sped away. However, the SUV allegedly ran through the stop sign and the driver in the red car stopped.

Authorities say the driver of the SUV was also injured and was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The motorist faces multiple felony charges including the possibility of murder/gross vehicular manslaughter.


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