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L.A. County Sheriff’s Patrol Vehicle Involved in Boyle Heights Crash That Killed 2 Boys Didn’t Have Its Sirens On

Five pedestrians were struck, two fatally, in Boyle Heights on Nov. 16, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Five pedestrians were struck, two fatally,
in Boyle Heights on Nov. 16, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Last November in Boyle Heights, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sport-utility vehicle was responding to a radio call of a shooting when it smashed into a car at a busy intersection and jumped the sidewalk, hitting pedestrians and killing two boys.

Since then, questions have lingered about how fast the sheriff’s vehicle was going and whether the emergency lights and siren were on at the time.

Marco Hernandez, 9, and his 7-year-old brother Jose are seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page after the died in a crash in Boyle Heights on Nov. 16, 2017.

Marco Hernandez, 9, and his 7-year-old brother Jose are seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page after the died in a crash in Boyle Heights on Nov. 16, 2017.

The investigation into the fatal crash of Nov. 16 is ongoing, but detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Multi-Discipline Collision Investigation Team have provided more details about the deadly accident.

In a recent phone interview, LAPD Det. Chris Rodriguez said the sheriff’s patrol vehicle was traveling less than 25 mph when it crossed the intersection of Indiana Street and Whittier Boulevard. The vehicle had its lights on but not its siren.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.