Multiple arrests in Halloween crash that killed 3


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in suburban Los Angeles say they’ve made multiple arrests in the hit-and-run
deaths of three teenage girls who were trick-or-treating on Halloween, but few other details have been

Authorities in Santa Ana had been looking for the driver and another person who fled the scene of Friday
evening’s crash, which claimed the lives of 13-year-old twins and a 13-year-old friend at a crosswalk. A
damaged black Honda SUV was found a short distance from where the collision occurred.

Santa Ana police said officers made the arrests Sunday, but declined to provide an exact number of
arrests or other details ahead of a news conference scheduled for Monday.

A witness told the Los Angeles Times the girls were wearing costumes with black leggings and dark
clothing when they were hit.

Two of the girls were declared dead immediately, and a third died as paramedics prepared to take her to a
hospital, Orange County fire Capt. Steve Concialdi said.

The twin sisters were Lexi and Lexandra Perez, and the third victim was Andrea Gonzalez, the Orange
County Sheriff’s Department said.

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