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Grandmother Dies After Getting Struck By 87-Year-Old Driver In Highland Park

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The grandmother of the family of five struck by an elderly driver at an intersection in Highland Park has died.

Guadalupe Chavez, 52, died on Sunday, and her granddaughter, 10-year-old Marina Carillo is still in critical condition, according to NBC Los Angeles.

The crash occurred around 8:12 a.m. on Jan. 24 near Yorkdale Elementary School in Highland Park. The 87-year-old driver, Seymour Saunders, blew through a stop sign and crashed into the family who were crossing the intersection, also injuring Chavez's 33-year-old daughter Lilliana Chavez and her two sons, aged 7 and 9. (Earlier reports mistakenly identified the driver as Luis Carbajal.) The other family members had suffered non-life threatening injuries.

A resident in the area told NBC Los Angeles that the driver was "devastated" and said his foot "got stuck" and couldn't brake.

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