Charges filed against 17-year-old driver in fatal Lamborghini crash

Leila Miller, James Queally
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LOS ANGELES, CA - - MARCH 19, 2021 - Loretta Crespin, facing, mourns the loss of her niece Monique Munoz, at a rally to call for justice for the young woman who died in a car accident with a teenage driver in front of L.A. District Attorney George Gascon's office at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles on March 19, 2021. Munoz, 32, was killed in a car accident where a 17-year-old was driving 120 mph before crashing into her car. Munoz was driving home on Olympic Boulevard and Overland Avenue in Los Angeles when she was hit and killed. The boy, who is the son of Beverly Hills millionaire James Khuri, was booked on vehicular manslaughter Feb. 23 according to the Los Angeles Police Department but he was not charged. Around 40 friends and family of Munoz participated in the rally. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Loretta Crespin, facing, mourns the loss of her niece Monique Munoz, who was killed in a car accident. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against a teenage driver involved in a high-speed crash that killed a woman in West L.A. in February.

In a statement, Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney, said his office could not release more information because the case involves juvenile proceedings. An arraignment is scheduled for April 23.

Monique Munoz, 32, was killed when a speeding Lamborghini slammed into her vehicle in the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Overland Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. on Feb. 17, according to LAPD Capt. Brian Wendling.

Her vehicle was almost split in half.

The 17-year-old driver of the Lamborghini, who was hospitalized with injuries that were not life threatening, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter on Feb. 23, according to the LAPD. Police did not disclose his identity because of his age.

Wendling said the teen had a valid driver’s license at the time and alcohol or drugs did not appear to play a role in the crash.

He said police do not believe the teen was street racing.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.