At the beginning of this year, a mother and daughter were involved in a fatal car accident that cost them their life. The incident occurred Sunday, Jan 2, 2022 at approximately 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Foster and Studebaker in Norwalk, California. Victims Shannon Alvarez, 50, and her 13-year-old daughter Ashely Alvarez were driving in a Chevrolet Camaro when they were suddenly struck by a Dodge Charger.
According to Lt. Brian Sanford of the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station, the woman driving the Dodge Charger, later identified as Brittany Lopez, 26, was traveling northbound at a dangerously high speed when she ran the red light and T-boned the victim’s vehicle. Emergency personnel transported Shannon Alvarez and Ashely Alvarez to a nearby hospital for medical treatment where they unfortunately succumbed to their injuries. Authorities determined Lopez was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when the collision took place and took her into custody shortly after she was treated for her injuries. She was detained on vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license with a set bail of $50,000. Records show that the district attorney’s office refused to file charges against Lopez because further investigation was needed. She was released the following Tuesday morning.
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