Naomi Bonilla, a Latina infant, died Monday, Nov. 1, hours after she sustained trauma in the 2700 block of Cincinnati Street in Boyle Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Police responded to a 911 call reporting that a man had driven a Cadillac Escalade into a single family home about 11:45 p.m. on Halloween, according to an LAPD news release.
The car jumped the curb, crashed through a chain-link fence and into the stucco wall of the home, officials said. Inside the residence were the driver's girlfriend, Zurisaday Bonilla, a 19-year-old Latina, and their 10-day-old baby, Naomi Bonilla. Both mother and daughter lived at the house and were in the bedroom at the time of the crash.
When authorities arrived after the crash, they pronounced Zurisaday Bonilla dead. The infant was taken by paramedics to a hospital where she later died. According to coroner's records, the two died from multiple traumatic injuries.
Another person who also lived at the home suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The driver of the Escalade remained at the scene following the incident, authorities said. He has been identified by police as Eduardo Villareal, a 21-year-old Latino. He was taken to a hospital for injuries he sustained during the crash and was later booked on suspicion of murder, police said.
Villareal is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in lieu of $1-million bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 3 at the Los Angeles Municipal Court.
Anyone with additional information about the case is asked to contact Hollenbeck area homicide detectives at (323) 342-8960. Tipsters who would like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
-- Sarah Ardalani