Carjacking Crash Incident on Pico Rivera Kills Isabella Cortes, Suspect Jose Aguilar Arrested
Pico Rivera, CA (July 6, 2020) – On Sunday, 13-year-old Isabella Cortes died in a carjacking incident that led to a crash on 9000 block of Whittier Boulevard.
The incident happened at about 2 p.m. near Lindsay Avenue, which involved the suspect driver Jose Aguilar.
Cortes and her three siblings, 8-year-old brother, 11-year-old brother, and an 18-year-old sister were waiting in a parked vehicle outside a restaurant as their parents went in.
Just then, the 27-year-old Jose Aguilar got into the vehicle while the older two siblings got out.
Moreover, the suspect sped off, and later crashed. He was ultimately stopped by the driver of another vehicle he previously tried to carjack.
Cortes died at the scene, while her brother suffered major injuries.
Meanwhile, Aguilar was recently arrested and detained on felony possession of a dagger and vandalism, with no bail. He was also on probation for other charges.
We at Sweet Lawyers express our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Isabella Cortes. Our thoughts are with you during this tough time.
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