Today, a 17 year old male was booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter in West LA that took the life of 32 year old, Monique Munoz. Police reported that the crash happened February 17 at about 5:10 pm. According to LAPD Capt. Brian Wendling, Munoz was killed almost instantly when a Lamborghini driving at a “high rate of speed” slammed into her vehicle in the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Overland Avenue. The force of the crash was so strong that Munoz’s vehicle nearly split in half, Wendling said. The 17-year-old driver of the Lamborghini, whose identity police withheld due to his age, was also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
According to the Los Angeles Times, The teen was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter on Feb. 23, according to a statement issued by the LAPD. A case was presented to Los Angeles County prosecutors last week and remains under review, said Greg Risling, a spokesman for district attorney’s office.
The LAPD was forced to act fast due to the public pressure and social media advocating justice for the 32-year old. Munoz family thought that the LAPD wasn't acting fast enough to make a arrest due to the family ties of the 17 year old male. The public and family learned that the 17 year old males dad is actually a multimillionaire who owns real estate firms, companies, and e-commerce business. James Khuri publicly stated his involvement with the accident on Instagram.