Three killed in Halloween Hit-and-Run incident

Three killed in Halloween Hit-and-Run incident

Three teenage girls were killed by a hit-and-run driver in Southern California. Santa Ana Police informed that several people have been arrested in connection to the accident on the Santa Ana crosswalk near an elementary school. The police found a black Honda SUV, short distance from the accident site.

The trick-or-treating teenage girls in Halloween costumes were hit around 6.45 pm, according to police records. The Orange Country fire Captian Steve Concialdi informed that the victims included twin sisters, 13, Lexi and Lexandra Perez and their friend Andrea Gonzalez. Two of them were declared dead immediately and the third died while paramedics were preparing to take her to the hospital.

During a press briefing, police Chief Carlos Rojas said that they have arrested few people after the team carried out further investigation about the owner of the damaged Honda SUV that was abandoned. The front of the vehicle was damaged badly.

According to Los Angeles Times report, the girls were wearing dark clothing and black leggings. The investigation team has taken fingerprints from the SUV.

Santa Ana police spokesman Anthony Bertagna said, "At this point, we don't know where the registered owner lives. It was Halloween. There were a lot of people out there."

(Image shows twin sisters Lexi and Lexandra Perez)

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