Isabella Cortes and her three siblings — 8, 11, and 18 years previous — have been sitting inside their household van Sunday afternoon in Pico Rivera when the alleged carjacker out of the blue hopped inside, CBS Los Angeles reported.
The suspect, 26-year-old Jose Aguilar, ordered all 4 of the youngsters to get out the automobile, ABC Information reported.
“As soon as the suspect obtained into the automobile, the 18-year-old woman fought with the suspect briefly after which she got here out of the van,” Lt. Barry Corridor of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division mentioned at a press convention.
The 18- and 11-year-old managed to get out of the automobile — however Isabella and her 8-year-old brother remained inside as Aguilar sped away, the report mentioned.
“The automobile continued westbound and that’s when the 8-year-old boy and the 13-year-old woman got here out of the automobile,” Corridor advised reporters.
The 8-year-old boy suffered main accidents, whereas Isabella struck a stationary object and died on the scene, information station KABC reported.
It’s unclear whether or not the youngsters jumped from the automobile or have been pushed.
“[Isabella] was pleasant with individuals. She didn’t have any issues,” her cousin Brenda Santiago advised CBS LA. “She was tremendous good.”
Aguilar slammed right into a automobile down the block then tried to carjack one other automobile, stories mentioned. He was then arrested and brought into custody.