Whittier crash: Driver in sheriff’s academy collision fell asleep at wheel, lawyer says

Whittier crash: Driver in sheriff’s academy collision fell asleep at wheel, lawyer says

WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) — The driver of an SUV that crashed into Los Angeles County law enforcement recruits on a training run last week fell asleep at the wheel while on his way to work, his attorney said. Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez, 22, of Diamond Bar, was arrested after the collision on suspicion of attempted murder … Read more

Recruit injured in Whittier crash, identified as Alejandro Martinez, in grave condition after suffering setbacks, authorities say

Recruit injured in Whittier crash, identified as Alejandro Martinez, in grave condition after suffering setbacks, authorities say

WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) — Four sheriff’s recruits remained in critical condition, while another was in grave condition, days after they were struck by an SUV while out on a run in Whittier, authorities said Sunday. One recruit, identified as Alejandro Martinez, has suffered setbacks in his recovery that left him in grave condition, according to … Read more

Whittier crash: Driver Nicholas Gutierrez released from custody after arrest for hitting police recruits

Whittier crash: Driver Nicholas Gutierrez released from custody after arrest for hitting police recruits

WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) — A 22-year-old Diamond Bar man who authorities believe intentionally rammed into a group of law enforcement recruits was released from custody Thursday night, according to jail records. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the suspect was only released until investigators can develop more evidence and present a stronger case for … Read more

Whittier crash: Video shows graphic display of driver slams into jogging law enforcement recruits

Whittier crash: Video shows graphic display of driver slams into jogging law enforcement recruits

WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) — New surveillance video shows a live view of a wrong-way driver hitting a group of police recruits in Whittier on Wednesday. However, the footage still leaves one key question unanswered: Why? WARNING: The video is graphic and has been edited for broadcast purposes. From a nearby resident’s backyard, it shows a … Read more