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Pedestrians killed in collision
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Chinn, Paul
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated July 7, 1982 reads, "Two pedestrians were killed when two vehicles apparently lost control at Ninth and Figueroa Wednesday afternoon." Denise Elizabeth Graffeo, 19, of Brooklyn ran a red light in the Jaguar (right of center) she was driving and collided with a hotel shuttle van. The impact of the crash caused the van to roll on top of one woman who was standing at the intersection, crushing her to death (covered, foreground). Another woman, who was standing next to the first pedestrian, was thrown into the path of the Jaguar, which dragged her about 30 feet (covered, right); one of the deceased women was Edubiges Carrillo, 27, of Whitter. Graffeo was booked at Sybil Brand Institute for Women, where she was charged with vehicular manslaughter and her bail was set at $2,500.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Traffic accidents--California--Los Angeles
Traffic accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Traffic fatalities--California--Los Angeles
Vans--California--Los Angeles
Police--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Jaguar automobile
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Figueroa Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ninth Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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