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Everardo Castro, 26

Everardo Castro, a 26-year-old Latino, was fatally crushed on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the 38000 block of 35th Street East in Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records. 

Castro and his sister got into an argument with her boyfriend, Esteban Reyes-Rojas, around 4 p.m., on a residential street, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department news release.

Reyes-Rojas allegedly got into his car, a tan 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, and chased the brother and sister down, striking Castro and pinning him to the garage door of a house, Sheriff's Lt. Scott Hoglund said.  

Castro was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:11 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as crushing torso injuries.

His sister suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the news release. 

Investigators have identified Reyes-Rojas as the suspect wanted in connection with Castro's death. He is described as a Latino, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and 180 pounds, who frequents the Santa Ana area as well as Palmdale and Lancaster.

Anyone with information on the matter is asked to call the Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

Photo: Esteban Reyes-Rojas, 25, is wanted in connection with the death of his girlfriend's brother, Everardo Castro, 26, on Jan. 24. He is accused of chasing Castro down with his vehicle, and pinning him to a garage door, fatally crushing him.

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