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3 girls killed, 1 badly injured in California hit-and-run


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Beyond the pale. :(

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Those criminals need to be caught as soon as possible and spend the rest of their lives in prison. Not only they caused a fatal accident but even left the victims to die there without offering even the minimum amount of help.

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Horrible beyond words yet I don't see this as anything more than an accident. Find the perps and get to the bottom of what happened. There is usually more to the story.

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Maybe they didn't have the means to call for an ambulance but the surely had the means to render assistance or knock on doors. No mercy when (not if) they are caught. RIP to the children.

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SUV/Trucks should be banned.

Too deadly for pedestrians.


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What a terrible accident!!!

Running away without calling 911 is callous and whoever did this will be probably put away for a long time.

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drifted onto the shoulder of the road

The way it's worded, this sounds more like dangerous driving at the very least, rather than just an accident. Those poor children.

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This was in a remote desert community not so far from where I live, on an even more remote, but well-maintained road that is sparsely populated. The kids, 4 beautiful girls, were legally walking along the shoulder on a warm summer night.

Having been on that road, I know there would have been plenty of room for any vehicle to see the girls in time—IF they were not speeding, as well as get by them by just staying in their lane—Unless the driver was impaired (drunk), which is likely in this case. DUIs are a major problem in that area.

If they were driving on that remote road at night, the perpetrators likely lived in that small community. Some locals feel they were drug cartel types who were working a hidden pot farm. If so, they are back in Mexico by now.

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FYI, the area along this road is a completely flat and featureless desert landscape with no trees or shrubs. If you are driving there at night with proper headlights, you can easily see people alongside the road. Unfortunately a lot of people there drive too fast.

Add impairment to that and eventually someone gets killed. The level of injuries these poor girls suffered would indicate the pickup was being driven at a high rate of speed. Vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run, along with some special circumstance charges await these perpetrators when they are caught by SoCal law enforcement.

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Stolen vehicle but probably plenty of forensic evidence inside to nail these ... . "Two in wheelchairs..." Why do I do these things to myself every morning having to see what we do to each other...reading the news is almost like self-flagellation for the depth of the pain I voluntarily absorb...Requiescat in pace, mi niñas...lo siento...

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