The household of a 21-year-old girl who was killed in crash are demanding solutions concerning the driver, who was arrested earlier this 12 months in a separate, suspected DUI incident.
Jennifer Bledsoe Bean, 21, was leaving a bonfire on Dockweiler Seashore on June 12 when a truck slammed into her automobile and killed her.
“Each bone in my stunning child physique was shattered, and I am mad,” her mom, Jedon Bledsoe stated.
A number of months later, the lack of her sister continues to be uncooked and painful for Tiffany Lewis.
“She had goals. She was additionally a family-oriented individual. She liked her life and her dying was preventable,” Lewis stated tearfully.
The driving force of the truck, 27-year-old Neal Allen Cooper was taken to the hospital however later launched. Police stated that with no witnesses, they wanted a search warrant to get the truck’s knowledge recorder, which confirmed he was going about 100 mph.
Cooper is presently free after posting bail. The incident follows a February arrest in Manhattan Seashore for drunk driving — however as a result of nobody was damage then, Cooper was launched on his personal recognizance. And now there are indignant questions on why Cooper was capable of put up bail after the deadly crash, after being arrested in February.
“Why did my household have to look public information to seek out he had one other court docket date, go to his different court docket date and inform them that he killed my sister? After which he was remanded into custody?” Lewis stated.
Police say they’re additionally annoyed by the case.
“This particular person made a really silly and silly determination. And now this household will likely be affected ceaselessly. For generations to come back, this household will likely be affected,” LAPD Capt. Anthony Otero stated.
Cooper now faces vehicular manslaughter expenses, and is scheduled to make his subsequent court docket look within the case on Sept. 26. CBS2/KCAL 9 is reaching out to Cooper for remark.