Funerals held for 3 Santa Ana girls killed in Halloween hit-and-run

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Two white caskets were rolled into Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Santa Ana, where loved ones gathered to say their final good-byes to twins Lexi and Lexandra Perez-Huerta.

Just about three miles away, the girls' friend Andrea Gonzalez was remembered at a separate service at Holy Family Cathedral in Orange.

Twins Lexi Perez-Huerta and Lexandra Perez-Huerta and their family friend Andrea Gonzalez were fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Santa Ana Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.


The 13-year-old girls were trick-or-treating in the 1400 block of East Fairhaven Avenue when they were struck by a black 2001 Honda CRV. They were in a crosswalk when they were struck and killed.

A memorial of flowers, pictures, balloons and candles marks the corner of Fairhaven and Jacaranda, where the tragedy happened.

The suspected driver of that CRV is 31-year-old Jaquinn Ramone Bell. He was arrested Sunday and is being held on $1 million bail pending arraignment Dec. 16 on charges of grossly negligent vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run.

Officials say Bell's two children were in the CRV with him that night, and he was driving with a suspended license.

If convicted, Bell could face up to 17 years in state prison.

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