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Santa Fe Springs, CA (September 20, 2019) – A young man was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle along Telegraph Road in Santa Fe Springs. The fatal incident took place at around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18th.
According to police, Ricky Munoz, 21, was struck by a passing security vehicle on the 11700 block of Telegraph Road. Responding emergency medical personnel pronounced Munoz deceased at the scene.
Investigators were able to determine that Munoz got into an altercation with two people, identified as Kyle Michael Guinea-Mangubat, 21, of Pico Rivera, and Anthony Edward Varela, also 21, of Montebello, who ended up running down Munoz. The altercation took place a couple of blocks away from the accident site, at Maggie’s Pub. Munoz was reported to have chased an alleged thief for two blocks when he was hit by Guinea’Mangubat and Varela’s vehicle.
Both Guinea-Mangubat and Varela have been booked on suspicion of murder in retaliation to the incident. Further investigation is currently ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Ricky Munoz at this time.
Due to the extreme vulnerability of the victim at the time of impact, pedestrians are at a higher risk of suffering serious or even fatal injuries during an accident with a motor vehicle. In fact, pedestrian accidents in California have been reported to make up 11% of all California motor vehicle accident deaths.
Unfortunately, fatal accidents can occur at any time, subsequently leaving loved ones with not only the pain and suffering of losing a family member but extremely high expenses as well. While it may be difficult, it is important for both victims or a bereaved family to understand that they likely have significant rights at this time.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys today.
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