Police: Driver and victim in fatal ‘trick driving’ crash were siblings
AURORA — The driver and deceased victim in Sunday night’s “trick driving” crash were siblings, according to new information released by Aurora police Monday.
The driver was Monica Gonzalez, 16; the right front seat passenger was Arturo Martinez, and the right rear seat passenger was Luis Luna Robles, 16. Noe Gonzalez, 13, was also in the car and died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
All of the occupants are from Aurora. Monica Gonzalez and Noe Gonzalez were siblings.
Driver Monica Gonzalez is still hospitalized in critical condition. Arturo Martinez was released from the hospital late last night. Mr Luna Robles remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Aurora Police spokesperson Chuck DeShazer said the crash took place just after 8 p.m. at 2075 Potomac Street. DeShazer said the driver was practicing “j-turns” when she lost control of the vehicle and slammed into an unoccupied mobile home.
The maneuver involves quickly turning a car 180 degrees by using maximum steering input and pulling the emergency brake.
Police believe the mobile home has been unoccupied for at least the last three years.