Coroner identifies victims of Vernon hit and run
The Los Angeles County coroner has identified the three people who were killed Saturday night in Vernon when a man driving a pickup struck their car.
The victims are Rafael Chavez-Rodriguez, 30, Jessika Quinonez-Gonzalez, 25, and Amanda Samayoa, all of Los Angeles. Samayoa is believed to be roughly 70 years old, officials said, though an exact date of birth for her was not available.
A 6-year-old boy, believed to be the son of Quinonez-Gonzalez, survived, officials said.
Vernon police said the four were traveling north on Alameda Street in a Honda when they were struck by a Dodge pickup at East Vernon Avenue.
The driver of the Dodge, who was alone, fled the scene but was apprehended a short time later.
Police declined to identify the driver of the Dodge but said he was expected to be charged with felony hit and run and driving while intoxicated.