Shock in Long Beach, California
A woman lost her life in Long Beach last Saturday night after being struck by a driver, along with several pedestrians and occupied cars, and new police information indicates that the crash may have been intentional.
The incident occurred around 6:34 p.m. at the intersection of Aquarium Way and Shoreline Drive, where multiple vehicles and pedestrians were involved in a collision, according to authorities.
When first responders arrived, they found a woman lying on the road, apparently hit by a vehicle, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Despite the Long Beach Fire Department's efforts to provide medical assistance, the woman, identified as Romelia Cuarenta Aguilar, a 60-year-old resident of Long Beach, passed away at the scene.
The victim's brother, Juan Cuarenta, revealed that his sister had stopped by her food truck for dinner, and the family is completely shocked by the incident. "No one expects something like this to happen. What more can I say? She was my sister. I adored her and loved her so much, and I am mourning her death," he said.
In addition to the deceased woman, five other individuals were injured in the alleged intentional crash and were transported to nearby hospitals, where they were reported to be in stable condition.
During the preliminary investigation, officers found evidence that led them to believe the crash may have been intentional. The suspect, identified as Khalid Yagobbi, a 46-year-old resident of Los Angeles, allegedly drove at a high speed in the wrong direction on Shoreline Drive, ran a red light, and struck pedestrians and several occupied vehicles.
Due to the "suspicious circumstances" of the incident and the current international events, the FBI responded to the scene. Although there are no indications that the incident is related to terrorism or the current violence in Israel, authorities continue to investigate.
The suspect remained at the scene and was arrested for murder after receiving treatment at a local hospital. He is currently being held in Long Beach Jail on a $2,000,000 bail.
The victim's family has started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover funeral expenses. So far, no motive for the crash has been established.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact homicide detectives Sean Magee and Juan Carlos Reyes at 562-570-7244. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by calling L.A. Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visiting their website.
Location: Aquarium Way & West Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA, USA
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