Luis Carrillo-Castaneda Arrested in Deadly Van Nuys Crash

5 people were injured and one woman killed in a fatal high-speed crash on Sunday night in Van Nuys. 

According to reports, the incident took place at 8:05 p.m. on Woodley Avenue. 

Authorities mentioned 18-year-old Luis Carrillo-Castaneda was driving at a high rate of speed and participating in a nearby street takeover. 

In addition, Castaneda was also doing donuts in the middle of an intersection before crashing into a building. 

His vehicle left 200 feet of skid marks and also traveled about 75 feet into the back of the building.

As a result of his reckless driving, a woman in her 20s was also killed and 5 others were injured. 

The 18-year-old also fled the scene but was later identified and booked into jail on suspicion of murder.

Speeding is without a doubt one of the leading causes in motor vehicle accidents, killing 9,478 people in 2018 according to the NHTSA. It was also a contributing factor in 26% of traffic accidents that resulted in death(s).

The dangers of speeding include: 

  • Loss of control of vehicle 
  • Increase in crash severity 
  • Increase in fuel consumption and/or cost 
  • Reduces the effectiveness of protection equipment
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