A woman has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed two boys in Westlake Village Tuesday night, officials said.

The crash occurred about 7:10 p.m. at the intersection of Triunfo Canyon Road and Saddle Mountain Drive, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The boys were crossing the street when they were struck by a driver.

One was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was taken to a hospital and died a few hours later, officials said in an updated post.

The victims have not been identified.

A child’s helmet and a scooter were seen on the street at the site of the crash.

A person was detained at the scene after the crash. On Wednesday, officials announced they had arrested a 57-year-old woman on suspicion of two counts of vehicle manslaughter. She has not been identified.

No further details about the suspect or the cause of the crash have been released, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station at 818-878-1808.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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