Family of Monique Muñoz Demands Justice for Her Death

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A Los Angeles family is looking for answers after their loved one, 32-year-old Monique Muñoz, was killed in a car accident last month.

On her way home from work as an administrative assistant, Muñoz’s car was hit by a 17-year-old boy driving a Lamborghini SUV. Muñoz’s family said the driver was racing. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The unnamed driver sustained non-life-threatening head injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.

“Kids racing down the street in a Lamborghini, 17 years…doing 120 miles per hour, hits and kills her,” Isaac Cardona, Munoz’s stepfather, told the local CBS affiliate. “Senseless.”

Cardona adds that he wants the teenage driver to be “prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” So far, charges have not been brought against the teen and police say the case is still under investigation.

“I want justice for my daughter,” Muñoz’s mother, Carol, says. “I feel she deserves that. We’re making plans to bury my daughter and this juvenile individual is still walking around. I don’t think it’s fair. She didn’t deserve this.”

On a GoFundMe site set up to cover Muñoz’s funeral expenses, the page reads that Muñoz was a “beautiful, accomplished woman” and “the heart and happiness of her family.”

“I still can’t accept that she’s gone,” her mother says. “It hurts so much. Sometimes she would sit on my lap still. She would sit on my lap and she’d hug me. She was my baby.”

Support via social media for Muñoz has been coming in droves in hopes that it will help lead to an arrest.