Monique Munoz death: Millionaire James Khuri's teenage son charged for Lamborghini crash
The office says it cannot release what the charges are until the teenager has been arraigned
Charges have been filed against the 17-year-old Lamborghini driver who was accused of hitting and killing 32-year-old Monique Munoz in February 2021 Munoz’s family said on Wednesday, April 7. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, charges were filed on Wednesday, April 7 after the investigation was completed.
The office says it cannot release what the charges are until the teenager has been arraigned. His arraignment is scheduled for April 23, 2021, in juvenile court.
On her way home from work as an administrative assistant, Muñoz’s car was hit by Millionaire James Khuri's 17-year-old boy, who was driving a Lamborghini SUV. Muñoz’s family said the driver was racing. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver sustained non-life-threatening head injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.
The wealthy teen had hit a speed of 120mph before losing control of his car and smashing into Monique’s vehicle. The 32-year-old had to be cut from the wreckage and died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Muñoz, who was a native of Hawthorne, California, was driving home from work shortly after 5 pm on February 17, 2021, in West Los Angeles when a black Lamborghini SUV collided with her Lexus sedan, police said. Her car was totaled. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and rendered aid, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. “Kids racing down the street in a Lamborghini, 17 years…doing 120 miles per hour, hits and kills her,” Isaac Cardona, Munoz’s stepfather, told the local CBS affiliate. “Senseless.”
At that time when the incident took place, Cardona said that he wants the teenage driver to be “prosecuted to the full extent of the law. “I want justice for my daughter,” Muñoz’s mother, Carol, says. “I feel she deserves that. We’re making plans to bury my daughter and this juvenile individual is still walking around. I don’t think it’s fair. She didn’t deserve this.”
GoFundMe page set up to cover Muñoz’s funeral expenses said that Muñoz was a “beautiful, accomplished woman” and “the heart and happiness of her family”. “I still can’t accept that she’s gone,” her mother says. “It hurts so much. Sometimes she would sit on my lap still. She would sit on my lap and she’d hug me. She was my baby.”
The page raised $46,019 for her funeral.