A Ford Explorer is riddled with apparent bullet holes after a fatal officer-involved shooting in Torrance on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
The vehicle’s driver, Michael Wayne Gordy, 51, of Oregon House was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, the CHP said in a news release. He and a 41-year-old Brownsville woman suffered serious injuries in the crash.
The investigation revealed Brechtel was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
The driver died shortly after the collision, her 13-year-old daughter sustained a broken arm, her 6-year-old son suffered a severe head laceration, and a 22-year-old passenger sustained a broken neck.
SHE WAS KILLED AND THE CULPRIT FLED LIKE A COWARD A loving mother, she is survived by her five children, Alexandra, Angel, Elizabeth, Adriana, and Rodney Jr.;
Police believe Servando Lopez Garcia, 49, of Visalia, was driving under the influence when he slammed into the Altima.