12-Year-Old Killed in Crash in California; Father Detained

December 12, 2017 Updated: December 12, 2017    

A car crash in Los Angeles County killed a 12-year-old boy, and his father is now in police custody, ABC7 reported.

The Santa Fe Springs crash took place at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, near Slauson and Dice roads.

The father, suspected of driving under the influence, hit another vehicle as he attempted to make an illegal left turn, KTLA reported, citing Whittier Police Department Sgt. Lawson.

The child was also not wearing his seatbelt, and he was ejected from the car. Witnesses performed CPR on the child, but he was eventually pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Lawson added that the boy’s father didn’t ensure that the child was properly buckled into the car.

The crash is under investigation.

The child was also not wearing his seatbelt, and he was ejected from the car. Witnesses performed CPR on the child, but he was eventually pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. (Google Maps)
The crash took place near Slauson and Dice roads in Santa Fe Springs, California at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11.  (Google Street View)

Lawson said the unnamed father was charged with vehicular manslaughter, child endangerment, and DUI.

Investigators said that the driver of the other car, a Ford Flex, was not at fault in the crash.

Other details about the accident were not revealed.

 

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