On Feb. 17, Monique Munoz was on her way home from work when her Lexus sedan was struck by a Lamborghini SUV at Overland Avenue and Olympic Boulevard in West Los Angeles. Police say the driver was a 17-year-old who smashed into her car at high speed, killing her.
Since then, Munoz's family have called for charges against the teen.
"We have purpose. We have a direction. We have this responsibility to Monique to give her a voice, to speak for her, to give her justice and to just show her that we're here for her," said Stephanie Crespin, the victim's cousin.
Crespin says she'll be at the scene of the crash every weekend protesting for justice for as long as it takes.
"We know that there's a process and that has to happen and we are letting that happen," she said. "We just want justice, we want there to be appropriate charges that reflect that there was a life that was taken."
On Feb. 23, the teen was booked for vehicular manslaughter and the case was presented to the office of District Attorney George Gascón. The DA's office says the case is being reviewed.
Family demands justice from DA after daughter dies in crash with Lamborghini driven by teen
The father of the juvenile suspect last week posted a statement to Instagram apologizing to the Munoz family:
"I am aware that the time it has taken me to communicate this has caused further pain for everyone affected. Knowing that this will never do justice for the family of Monique Munoz, I want to apologize to the Munoz family for the tragic loss of their daughter. There are no words I can say to alleviate the pain that you are experiencing. And I realize none of my words or actions will be able to bring back your daughter.
Still, I want to offer my support in any way you will allow me to. My family and I pray for the Munoz family."
The suspect's father said his son suffered brain damage from the crash. He later spoke on camera to again apologize to the Munoz family.