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2 Boyle Heights taco truck patrons killed by alleged drunk driver

June 17, 2012 | 11:58 am

Two patrons of a taco truck were killed when a suspected drunk driver leading police on a pursuit crashed into the truck, officials said.

The incident occurred Saturday night in Boyle Heights. Two people standing outside of the truck were hit and later pronounced dead. One of the victims, 19, leaves behind a 1-year-old child.

"[The driver] came off the freeway and hit my daughter and tore her apart," her mother told KTLA News.

California Highway Patrol noticed the driver weaving in and out of lanes on the eastbound 10 Freeway about 11 p.m. Saturday.

The female driver continued to drive after officers attempted to pull her over, eventually taking the pursuit to the 5 Freeway, authorities said. She then exited at Cesar Chavez Avenue, and, ignoring traffic signs, drove through a parking lot and into a crowded taco truck, officials said.


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-- KTLA News