A Lodi car crash Tuesday evening left six people dead, including three young siblings and a pregnant woman. According to the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 23, six others were injured during the multi-car accident that involved six vehicles.
Witnesses have indicated that a sport utility vehicle that allegedly caused the accident was going as fast as 90 mph just before the crash. Witnesses have also indicated that he may have been on his cell phone at the time of the crash. The accident happened at the intersection of Ham Lane and Vine Street Tuesday evening around 5:30 p.m. The driver of the SUV is believed to be hospitalized, and so far has not been arrested.
One family was tragically wiped out in this horrific accident. Stephanie Miranda, 4, Jose Miranda, 5, and Irving Miranda, 11, are siblings who all died in the crash. Pregnant Vivian Rodrigeuz, 31, and Luis Miranda, 30, also died, and Vivian's unborn child is listed as the sixth death in the accident. The 9-year-old sister of the siblings, Eden Miranda, is the only family member who survived the Lodi car crash.
The schools the children attended had crisis teams in place on Wednesday, and those who knew the children are devastated by their deaths. The investigation into the Lodi car crash continues, and many will be watching closely to see updates on the driver said to be behind the fatal accident.