to connectVideoCA a father and a mother of a 3-year-old boy is dead after being struck by suspected DUI driver
The accident took place on the night of Halloween, according to police.
A third party is a member of a California family who was struck by an SUV driven by a man suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) on Halloween night has died, police announced Monday.
Raihan Awaida, 32, and her husband, Joseph, Awaida, 30, and their 3-year-old son, died after the crash, according to an updated news release.
The Long Beach police department, said Raihan Awaida, who was previously in critical condition in the hospital, but died on Sunday evening.
TO CALIFORNIA HUSBAND AND 3-YEAR-OLD SON TO DIE AFTER BEING STRUCK BY AN ALLEGED DUI DRIVER, HIS MOTHER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE POLICE
As the crash unfolded just before 10 a.m. in Long Beach, according to a press release. The police said that the suspected DUI driver, identified as 20-year-old Carlo Sample from Long Beach, slammed into the family while they were trick-or-treating.
Paramedics rushed all three of the family members to go to the hospital in critical condition, police said, adding that it was Joseph Awaida, died in the hospital that night, and his 3-year-old son died in the hospital on Saturday morning.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Navarro, the man behind the wheel of a 2002 Toyota Sequoia, was driving southbound when he’s not out to make a bend in the road, drove on the sidewalk and struck a family of three from Long Beach who were walking on the sidewalk, according to a press release.
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Navarro was arrested at the scene and a DUI investigation was launched, which included a toxicology test, police said. He was booked for driving under the influence and gross vehicle manslaughter, police added.
Navarro was released after posting bail, according to online court records. It was not clear whether he had an attorney.
The three-year-old has been identified as Omar Awaida, according to a GoFundMe page that was created in order to cover the family’s medical and funeral expenses.
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The funeral of the late Omar and his father took place on Monday afternoon, according to the GoFundMe page.
The Awaidas and made a part of the local Muslim community, and is the property of Joe’s Auto Center in Long Beach on Fox 11 reported.