A 52-year-old sergeant with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office’s Bureau of Investigation was killed Sunday, along with his 47-year-old wife, in a violent two-car crash in Downey.  

Officers with the Downey Police Department responded to calls about the two-car collision at the intersection of Paramount Boulevard and Gardendale Street just after 2 p.m.   

Both Emilio Guerrero and Annabel Guerrero, residents of Downey, were declared dead at the scene, officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed to KTLA.  

Annabel was a local teacher who previously worked for the Downey Unified School District, according to a news release from Downey PD.  

Authorities said the collision occurred after a 60-year-old man, a resident of South Gate, hit the Guerrero’s vehicle.

A third victim was taken to the hospital in unknown condition, but it is currently unclear if that was the 60-year-old driver or a passenger in one of the two vehicles.

Two people are dead after a violent crash in Downey
Two people were killed and one was injured after a crash in Downey on Oct. 8, 2023. (KTLA)

“The Downey Police Department offers its condolences to the families involved in this incident,” the release noted.  

It is unclear if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.  

Violent crash kills two people, injures a third in Downey
First responders on the scene of a fatal crash in Downey on Oct. 8, 2023. (Citizen App)

The investigation into the collision is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Downey Police Department at 562-904-2308- or Investigator Alania Clark at 562-904-2339. Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or online at L.A. Crime Stoppers.