COMPTON – Two females were killed during a street takeover in Compton June 12. The deadly takeover was the second one reported that day.
Police identified the two women killed Monday as 18-year-old Jennyfer Flores of Long Beach and 20-year-old Michellie Gonzalez of Cudahy.
The deaths occurred at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday at Wilmington Avenue and Stockton Street, said Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The pair who died, were inside a red sedan that collided with a silver SUV, according to sheriff’s officials and witnesses.
The driver of the SUV told reporters he was heading south on Wilmington and was going through a green light when the red sedan slammed into his vehicle. One report from the scene indicated the driver of the red car was spinning through the intersection as part of the street takeover, but sheriff’s officials said they were still investigating the circumstances of the crash.
Witnesses told reporters one of the female victims was thrown from the sedan and the other — possibly the driver — died inside the car. The SUV driver was not seriously injured.
The ages of the victims were not available, he said. The sheriff’s Traffic Services Detail was investigating at the scene, Koerner said.
Multiple takeovers were reported in Compton over the weekend, with one occurring hours before this fatal accident.
Compton Councilman Jonathan Bowers has regularly asked for additional enforcement of the streets and continues to cites successes in nearby Paramount as a standard the City could follow.
City News Service contributed to this article
They took part in the Street Take over
Compton needs to have an ordinance that is enforceable and high penalty. Collaboration with other cities and a county wide task force is imperative. We cannot be passive to ongoing law breakers.