Lengthy Seaside toddler dies after suspected DUI crash on Halloween


A 3-year-old Lengthy Seaside boy died Saturday after being struck in a suspected DUI crash whereas trick-or-treating Halloween evening.

The boy’s father was killed and his mom critically injured when the motive force of a 2002 Toyota Sequoia touring southbound on Nation Membership Drive close to Los Cerritos Park didn’t make a flip, drove onto the sidewalk and hit the household about 9:55 p.m. Thursday, Lengthy Seaside police mentioned in a press release.

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The driving force of the automobile, 20-year-old Carlo Navarro of Lengthy Seaside, was booked for driving underneath the affect and gross vehicular manslaughter and is being held within the Lengthy Seaside Metropolis Jail on $100,000 bail.

Police haven’t recognized the household, however a GoFundMe web page recognized the boy as Omar Awaida and his dad and mom as Joseph Awaida and Raihan Dakhil. Based on the web page, 2,000 donors have raised greater than $126,600 for funeral and medical bills.

Police are asking anybody with video surveillance footage or different details about the collision to contact Collision Investigation Detective Sirilo Garcia at (562) 570-7355 or sirilo.garcia@longbeach.gov.

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Nameless ideas could also be submitted by way of L.A. Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Ideas” app to your smartphone (obtainable on the Apple App retailer and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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