Charges have been filed against the 17-year-old driver accused of hitting and killing 32-year-old Monique Munoz in February, Munoz's family said Wednesday.
JUAN FERNANDEZ: A major break tonight in a family's fight for justice. Prosecutors have finally filed charges against a 17-year-old driver who was killed-- who killed a woman, rather-- in West LA.
SUZIE SUH: Police say he was speeding in a Lamborghini, slammed into her car, and took her life away in an instant. KCAL9's Kandiss Crone, live tonight outside the District Attorney's office in downtown LA. Kandiss?
KANDISS CRONE: That's right. Today is a day that relatives and friends of Monique Munoz have been waiting for. The driver involved in that crash finally held accountable. The family, though, says their fight is not yet over.
CAROL CARDONA: I just feel that our fight is still not over. We still have a long way to go.
KANDISS CRONE: Carol Cardona's heart breaks every day she wakes up without her daughter, 32-year-old Monique Munoz. Her family continues to fight for justice, which means, for them, seeing the 17-year-old driver involved in the deadly crash held accountable.
They say charges have finally been filed against a teenage driver accused of hitting and killing Munoz on her way home from work in West LA back in February. Her mom says it's been a long time coming.
CAROL CARDONA: It brought me to tears because it's like we've been fighting for so long. And I don't understand, as a mother, when your child is killed, why you have to fight so hard to get charges filed or even enough attention.
KANDISS CRONE: Munoz was driving near Olympic and Overland when, relatives say, a teen driving a Lamborghini at a high rate of speed slammed into her sedan. She was pronounced dead on scene.
The teen's, father millionaire James Khuri, apologized last month in an Instagram post for the crash--
JAMES KHURI: I am very, very sorry. And no words can say how sorry I am because those are just words.
KANDISS CRONE: --and said his son suffered brain damage as a result.
Munoz's family has been holding rallies at the site since the crash happened, demanding charges be filed against the teen, claiming he was receiving special treatment because his family is wealthy and connected.
The victim's family said although they're hopeful for justice, their fight is not over yet.
CAROL CARDONA: But we're going to keep continuing to be her voice until justice is fully, fully served.
KANDISS CRONE: And the arraignment for the teen driver is scheduled for April 23 third in Inglewood Juvenile Court.
Reporting live, I'm Kandiss Crone, KCAL9 News.
SUZIE SUH: Kandiss, thank you.