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Eiden Cortez, 3, killed in pedestrian collision with attempted hit-and-run driver George Edward Milton Jr., 32, at South Figueroa and W. 92nd in Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:08pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

3-year-old on sidewalk fatally struck by alleged DUI driver who witnesses say tried to flee

Police took the driver into custody and later said he was arrested for driving under the influence. His name has not yet been released.

A friend of the family has set up a GoFundMe page to help the family of the boy.

Suspected DUI Driver Charged in South L.A. Crash That Left Toddler Dead: DA’s Office

George Edward Milton Jr., 32, has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury and driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content causing injury in connection with Sunday's deadly crash, according to Sarah Ardalani, a spokeswoman with the DA's office.   

Topics: 
Hit and Run
People Involved: 
Eiden Cortez
George Edward Milton Jr.

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