Eileen Lopez Jacinto Dies after Ceres Crash at Sam Avenue near Herndon Road
Ceres, California (June 12, 2019) – 5-year-old Eileen Lopez Jacinto has been identified as one of the two girls killed after a vehicle crashed into their home early Sunday morning in the area of Ceres, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash happened a while after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, June 9, at the duplex in the 1200 block of Sam Avenue near Herndon Avenue, just outside Ceres.
As per the report, a sports utility car operated by Felix Ferdin, 46, was driving a sports utility car on Holm Avenue at a high rate of speed when he ran a red light at Herndon and went through the fence and backyard of the duplex before crashing into the building.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and attended to the victims. 38-year-old Mari Luz Jacinto Hernandez and her three daughters were rushed to the hospital for treatment after the accident. Hernandez, her two daughters, Eileen Lopez, and 3-year-old Alexa Sanchez were declared dead at the hospital. Her 10-year-old daughter suffered severe injuries and was listed in a critical condition.
Ferdin suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash. He attempted to flee after the collision but was arrested by the police and taken to the custody.
Ferdin was charged for vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, driving under the influence of alcohol and causing injuries to the teenager.
No other information concerning this crash was provided.
An investigation is ongoing.
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