Five-Year-Old Boy & Grandmother Killed by Suspected DUI Motorist

ABC News reports that a five-year-old boy and his grandmother were killed in a wrong-way crash in Van Nuys last Thursday.

Authorities say that a family was on its way to dinner on Woodley Avenue near Woodley Park when a white Honda Accord suddenly veered into oncoming traffic, slamming head-on into the path of the gray Honda Accord they were riding in. 

Tragically, when the cars came to a rest, the little boy and his grandmother, who was visiting from El Salvador, were lying dead in the street. Also in the vehicle were the boy’s stepsister and her boyfriend.

The unidentified suspect was also critically injured in the collision. Investigators are now saying that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the fatal crash.

The collision is still currently under investigation. 

The little boy had just graduated from preschool, loved to play soccer, and was a fan of the Mario Brothers and will be forever missed by his grieving family. Also forever lost is his maternal grandmother, who had recently come to the U.S. for a visit.

“I have lost my life,” the boy’s father said. “My life is gone with him.”

“This could have been avoided,” close family friend Tiffany Fedder told reporters. “The burden on this family is incomprehensible; to be driving under the influence, there is no need.”

A GoFundMe page has been created to assist the family as they face what should have been unimaginable. 

On behalf of the attorneys and staff of our firm, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones at this time.

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