Charges filed against driver who struck, killed 2 sisters walking to school in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has filed manslaughter charges against the driver behind the wheel of a truck that struck two young sisters on their walking to school. Both girls died as a result of their injuries.

Stanley Randel, of Los Angeles, was charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter on Tuesday, according to Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division.

According to LAPD, 12-year-old Amy Lorenzo and her 14-year-old sister, Marlene, were walking to school on the morning of April 4, when they were struck by a double bottom dump truck. Detectives said that the girls were crossing westbound 37th Street at Broadway Place in a marked crosswalk on a fresh green-light when they were hit by the vehicle, which was making a right turn onto Broadway at the time of the crash.


Investigators said that following the crash, Randel stopped, identified himself and rendered aid to the victims and called 911. He has cooperated with the investigation, according to LAPD.

Marlene passed away from her injuries shortly after the accident. Amy just passed away from her injuries at an area hospital on April 22.

Detectives determined that there was no evidence of any alcohol or drugs being involved in the crash.

The victims were walking to Clinton Middle School and detectives are working with school officials, Los Angeles Unified School Police and the Mayor's Office Crisis Response Team in offering support services to the victims' family during this difficult time.