HIGHLAND PARK, Calif. (FOX 11) - A $50,000 is being offered to whoever can help police find and arrest the people responsible for fleeing the scene of a crash that killed two brothers Sunday morning.
A neighborhood community gathered around a candlelight memorial Monday night to remember Benny Felix and Jesse Felix.
The two brothers were killed in a crash outside their apartment complex near San Pascual Avenue and Pollard Street.
According to family, the brothers were coming home from spending time with family when they parked their car.
At that moment, around 1 a.m. a white Chevy Silverado witnesses said was driving about 80 miles per hour crashed into the brothers’ Ford Fusion and other parked cars.
Witnesses told detectives two Hispanic men got out the truck and ran.
In a media conference on Monday, LAPD stated the suspects would most likely have injuries such as burns from airbags and seatbelts.
They asked witnesses and the suspects to come forward. This message was echoed by the brothers’ girlfriends. Jesse Felix, who was 19, had been in a 2-year relationship with Marisol Salazar.
Salazar spoke about the suspects leaving the scene.
“It’s not fair. Just left them there. They don’t deserve this. They’re the kind of people who helped the community, you know? Had a great impact,” Salazar said. “They were so nice to everyone and they don’t deserve this and neither do their families.”
Benny Felix was 25. His girlfriend Viviana Martinez said she was heartbroken and lost without him.
“Benny was the love of my life. I can’t deny that we had a lot of plans together. Yes we’re young, but he was the love of my life,” said Martinez.
Both Salazar and Martinez we’re leaning on their faith as they begged for the suspects to turn themselves in.
“If you were in that vehicle, I am praying for your peace so that you can come forward and give us what we deserve which is closure. So I am praying for you and I am praying for those souls.”
Anyone with information about the crash or who was in the Silverado was urged to call Detective Juan Campos of the LAPD's Central Traffic Division at 213-833-3713 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After hours, information can be submitted to the CTD watch commander at 213-833-3746 or by calling 877-LAPD-24-7.