Mario, Maribel and Oscar Davila killed and off-duty officer Edgar Verduzco, 26, injured in fiery rear-end crash on 605 Freeway in Whittier, California
The impact of the crash caused the Nissan to burst into flames, trapping the three people inside — two males and a female, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The victims were driving southbound in the fast lane in a Nissan when they were struck from behind by a speeding 2016 Chevy Camaro driven by 26-year-old Edgar Verduzco, who had been in the carpool lane, the CHP said in a news release.
Booking records show he was being held at the Sheriff’s Pico Rivera station jail on a bail of $100,000. A sergeant at the station said he was transferred to the Inmate Reception Center in downtown Los Angeles this morning.
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Their names have not been released, but CHP Officer Al Perez told KTLA they were a teen boy and his parents, all from Riverside. Perez did not have any ages on the family members, saying the adults were in their 50s.
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The video appears to have been posted by 26-year-old LAPD Officer Edgar Verduzco as an Instagram story some time around 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Edgar Verduzco, 27, remains in custody after pleading not guilty to three counts of murder and vehicular manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence and driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content causing injury.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge M.L. Villar rejected a defense motion to dismiss the case against Edgar Verduzco, 28, who has remained jailed on $6.1 million bail since he was arrested in April 2018 after the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed the case against him.