first_img Saenz said he and his friends went out for a drive and were going to a bank. The Toyota went up the hill on Colima Road. It made a u-turn and headed south. Saenz said someone in the car said “turn around” but he didn’t know who. They had already gone to the bank, he added. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Witnesses told police a Whittier woman was driving too fast and cut off another motorist before her car crashed, killing three of her passengers. Details about the April 3 fatal crash on Colima Road emerged during the Wednesday preliminary hearing of Xenia Guerra, 19, who has been charged with three felony counts of vehicular manslaughter and one misdemeanor count of reckless driving with bodily injury. Whittier Superior Court Judge Mark Nelson said there was sufficient evidence for the charges. Guerra faces an Oct. 17 arraignment at Norwalk Superior Court. Whittier Police said that Guerra’s reckless driving caused the crash. Guerra and four friends were in a silver 2006 Toyota Scion that lost control on Colima Road, struck a tree and was cut in half. Three of the passengers were killed: Joshua David Gutierrez, 19, of Pico Rivera and Whittier residents Albert Joseph Valasquez, 19, and Jennifer Unzueta, 18. Guerra and the other passenger, Hector Saenz, 18, of Whittier, were injured. Saenz doesn’t recall the crash or someone cutting off his seatbelt. He remembers waking up on a stretcher and being told by a paramedic that he was in an accident and he would be airlifted. He testified that Guerra was driving kind of fast and was going back and forth between two lanes. He said he didn’t know how fast she was going because he was sitting behind her.last_img

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