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Jaywalking woman hit and killed near Vernon

Vernon
A woman jaywalking Friday morning on a street near Vernon was hit and killed by a driver.

Monica Campos, 18, was walking across Downey Road near Slauson Avenue in an unincorporated area about 6:30 a.m. when a pickup truck struck and killed her, said Officer Luis Mendoza, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.

“It was an area with very bad lighting,” he said. “The driver never saw the pedestrian until it was too late.”

An investigation was ongoing, but Mendoza said charges probably will not be filed.

-- Sam Quinones

Photo: Family members of 18-year-old Monica Compos at the scene where she was struck and killed by a pickup truck. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

 
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No mention of how fast the truck was going?

DRIVERS....PLEASE start paying attention to your surroundings. PEDESTRIANS...makes no difference if you're jay walking or using a cross walk...PLEASE be aware of oncoming cars. Too many people being killed unnecessarily like this these days.

Hey Reality Chick, how about NOT jaywalking in the first place? There are crosswalks at intersections/street lights. Use them.

Cant believe it I knew her it wasnt that long last time I saw here man whats up with People crashing or hitting People, Drivers should stop texting, talking on phone, etc while driving to prevent such tragedies!!!

I was legally walking to cross the street from the corner of 182nd St. and Vermont Ave. in Harbor Gateway at night with defective traffic walk signal when a CHP patrol car, made a quick and aggressive left turn on Vermont and almosted ran me over!!

So It Says The Driver Didnt Notice She Was Crossing The Street Until It Was Too Late. wasn't the car suppose to have the lights on of the car either way. I honestly think they should press charges.
Rip Monica/:

monica we love you forever.
its not ur fault people cant drive.

ATTENTION PEDESTRIANS-

OBEY ALL LAWS. DO NOT JAY-WALK, OR STEP IN FRONT OF MOVING VEHICLES. ESPECIALLY IN LOW / POORLY LIT AREAS.

If pedestrians take the time to walk to an intersection, and look both ways before they cross, maybe tragic accidents such as this won't occur. Now, two families are devastated. The family of Monica lost their beautiful, sister, Neice, cousin, and friend. And the driver now has to carry this with him/her for life. Lets pay attention to our surroundings out there, and lets stay safe.

dam can't believe it, I think they should press charges on the driver..Monica we love you and will miss you..always in our hearts baby girl..
People stop texting, and talking on the phone while driving...this is what happens!!!!!!!!!!!

♥Monica♥ R.I.P.

I went to your viewing today. You looked so peaceful.
It feels as though it was just yesterday that I saw you.
Every time you saw me, you would call me Diego Promoter.
And it would bring a smile to my face, because that's how we met.
Thank You for being there for me.
You came to my last dance performance with your cousin. We danced. =)
I'll never forget that. <3

-Diego Promoter

woow!! monicas death is something thats very hard to believe it happened.
There are so many idiots driving out there and why did this have to happen to our mony??? she was such an amazing girl, she will always be remembered as the girl that put a smile on eveybodys face!:)
sHES IN A BETTER PLACE NOW, AND TIME FOR HER TO REST IN PEACE WITH ALL THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN! WE ARE ALL GOING TO KEEP YOU IN OUR HEARTS AND IN OUR MEMORY!:)

I will miss you girl. I will never forgive you. Hey we grow up togethier. And all those old times we had togethier will stay in my heart and u will too. You will be missed by ur family n friends. But u will b in our hurts always. R.I.P Monica. I love you. :(

R.I.P MONICA CAMPOS.........MISSED BY UR FRIENDS AND FAMILY BUT NOW UR IN A BETTER PLACE AND MAN THAT LADY NEDDS TO PAY MORE ATTENTION WHILE DRIVEING CANT HAVE ANOTHER INNOCENT YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL PERSON LIKE U DIEING ANYMORE...love u heffer!!!!

the driver should get charges its not fair what if she kills another person!!! she killed my friend!!!!.. how fast was she going?? && how can she not see her did she have her lights on?? that city needs cameras around there!!..she was so young, beautiful, had a big heart, nice, etc<3 ima miss you mony<333 "VIVA LA MONY""

My sincere condolonces to her family.

What has been done cannot be undone. I ask that everybody stops texting, talking on their phone, and start paying more attention regardless of us, drivers, thinking that pedestrians only cross at signal lights/crosswalks.
I mean we have to be prudent, regarless of pedestrians jaywalking or not. What can be so important that we have to beat them, sometimes we have to be patient while driving.
Even though the drivers will not get charged, I don't think anyone would want to carry a life on their shoulders for the rest of their life.

May she rest in peace.

/Rest in peace monica we all miss you so much there are many causes to this accident.we all know the main cause wasnt her.hopefully someone will get to the bottom of this.too dark lighting?distractions of the DRIVER!?

To all of her family and friends, I just want to say that I am very sorry for your loss, this is a very tragic accident, and I am shcoked because I am 18 also, and it just makes me look at the world and life in a different way.
I wish there was something that can be done to make all of you feel better, but just stay together, all of you that knew her, and always keep her in your hearts.
May God bless you and your families<3

rest in peace monica we all send our respects to your family and thankyou every body who has put aside the time to show that you care for this unfourtenetly dpressing cause and showing that you all cared for monica we will all miss her soooo much and hope that DRIVERS OUT THERE ARE CAREFUL its bad enough that we have people out there who are driving around with fake licences but come on people you passed your driving tests...dont you feel proud enough to at least show the reason why?!!!!??!!?

this is really bad...and the sad bad about all this story is that...boyfreind of deseased girl kills his mom and stuffs her in freezer in maywood

WOW How sad!!! R.I.P Monica U_u so young...but she is in heaven now!!!
Was her boyfriend Moises Meraz? does anyone know?

Monii after all this time after you passed away I still can't accept I won't see you again... Idk what I'm gnna do on my next birthday when you're no longer wit me.. at first I was all for pressing charges on the lady that took your life but that wouldn't change anything..it doesn't matter now she will always have the guilt in her heart of taking the life of someone so young and so beautiful as you babygirl. I hope she learns from this and may all forgive her.. I know it will take me a long time... Monica I want you to know I willl never forget you and I will always love you. Your pic, cross, and rosary are in my room and our pik is still in my wallet. I love you best friend always and forever... rest in paradise.
-Maria


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