WEST HOLLYWOOD—A collision between 2 vehicles and 2 pedestrians resulted in the death of Jonathan Pena, 27, on October 15 at 11:15 p.m. on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard in West Hollywood. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department informed Canyon News that all 4 victims were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Pena, who died of his injuries at the hospital, was identified by family members via his Facebook and GoFundMe page. He was hit when a patrol car reportedly struck a Lexus, causing the car to spin out of control and strike the two victims. According to reports, witnesses claimed that Pena was pinned under a car.
Michael Fong, 39, a USC cardiologist, was the other pedestrian that had sustained injuries in the accident. He was listed as being in critical condition. According to NBC Los Angeles, Fong’s family has indicated that he is doing well.
The patrol officers involved were responding to a domestic dispute in the area when it struck the Lexus Thursday evening. The driver, a four-year veteran and former marine, was driving alongside a fellow deputy and are both listed in stable condition according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
No word has come forth regarding the the driver or passengers of the Lexus. The California Highway Patrol is reportedly investigating the matter and has not yet confirmed how fast both vehicles were going when the incident occurred. Deputies did have their sirens on before the accident occurred.
Jonathan Pena is survived by his mother, Patricia Lopez-Minero, father, Numa Minero and sister, Jasmine Minero.