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Zurisaday Bonilla, 19

Zurisaday Bonilla, a 19-year-old Latina, died from blunt-force trauma Sunday, Oct. 31, in the 2700 block of Cincinnati Street in Boyle Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Photo: A woman passes the scene where a 19-year-old woman and her 10-day-old baby were killed when the infant's father drove his vehicle into their home. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesPolice 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 home were the driver's girlfriend, Zurisaday Bonilla, and their 10-day-old baby, Naomi Bonilla. Both mother and daughter lived at the residence and were in the bedroom at the time of the crash.

When authorities arrived, they pronounced Zurisaday Bonilla dead. Naomi 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 after 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

Photo: A woman passes the scene where Zurisaday Bonilla and her 10-day-old baby, Naomi, were killed when the infant's father drove his vehicle into their home. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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