Erin Mua, a 21-year-old, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with a speed racing auto accident that killed Mua’s cousin, 25-year-old Lee Liu Chan. According to this ABC news report, the two cousins were on their way home from work when they decided to race each other along Alondra Boulevard in Norwalk. Chan was killed after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree and light pole. Apparently Chan had run a red light when another car turned in front of him. Both cars were reportedly traveling at more than 100 mph.
Vehicular manslaughter is a serious crime that could have serious consequences. In this case officials say Mua invited his cousin Chan to a street race, which is why Mua is facing the vehicular manslaughter charge. Los Angeles officials recently have been increasingly cracking down on street racing. If convicted of vehicular manslaughter, Mua is looking at serious jail time and hefty penalties.
If you or someone you love has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, please contact a Southern California criminal defense attorney, who will listen to your side of the story and conduct a thorough and independent investigation to determine the truth. Facts are not straightforward. For example, in this particular case, both men were participating in the street race simultaneously. So the question is: Who really challenged/invited whom to the race? That’s a question that remains unanswered.
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