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FOUR KILLED IN HIT AND RUN (9/19/2002)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
VOSOT
9/19/2002
15:54
1:14
Florence, California Antonio Sanchez, Husband and Father Eduardo Borraza, Witness Joseph Pace, California Highway Patrol
WOMAN LIGHTING CANDLES, INTERSECTION WITH FLOWERS, PHOTOS OF FAMILY, SANXHEZ SOT, SCENE FOOTAGE, BORRAZA SOT, SUSPECT IN COP CAR, PACE SOT, SANCHEZ WITH PHONE, SANCHEZ SOT, PHOTO OF WIFE
AUTHORITIES IN LOS ANGELES SAY A DRUNK DRIVER WAS ARRESTED AFTER HER CAR STRUCK AND KILLED A MOTHER AND HER THREE CHILDREN.
LEAD: A WOMAN AND HER THREE CHILDREN WERE KILLED WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN FLORENCE, CALIFORNIA AFTER BEING STRUCK BY AN ALLEGED DRUNK DRIVER WHILE THEY WERE CROSSING A STREET. SCRIPT: (TAKE VO) 2-YEAR-OLD RAFAEL SANCHEZ AND 3-YEAR-OLD CARLOS SANCHEZ DIED AT THE SCENE. THEIR 5-YEAR-OLD SISTER, ANDREA SANCHEZ, AND THEIR MOTHER EVELIA SANCHEZ WERE PRONOUNCED DEAD AT A HOSPITAL. POLICE SAID MARTIN VALADEZ WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED FOR INVESTIGATION OF VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER, HIT-AND-RUN AND DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. ACCORDING TO POLICE VALADEZ CRASHED HIS VAN INTO A TREE AND ALLEGEDLY RAN AWAY AS PEOPLE WHO SAW THE CRASH CHASED AFTER HIM. HE WAS FOUND A SHORT TIME LATER IN A PAY PHONE BOOTH BY AUTHORITIES. ANTONIO SANCHEZ SAID HE CAME HOME FROM WORK AND FOUND HIS WIFE GONE. NEIGHBORS WERE GATHERED AT THE ACCIDENT SITE AND HE WENT TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON. SOMEONE TOLD HIM A WOMAN AND THREE KIDS WERE RUN OVER AND HE SAYS HE IMMEDIATELY KNEW IT WAS HIS FAMILY. (SOT-SANCHEZ "SPANISH" (SOT-BORRAZA "He was coming real fast, he was coming like, 50 or 60, that's when he ran into the people and he just kept on going like he didn't care. He just ran them over like they were some animals.") (SOT-PACE "Been booked for felony drunk driving, felony hit and run and manslaughter, gross vehicular manslaughter.") (SOT-SANCHEZ "SPANISH"
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