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LAPD - Central Traffic Division
Thursday July 21st, 2016 :: 02:07 p.m. PDT


10 month old killed in traffic collision in Newton Area

Los Angeles- On Thursday, July 21, 2016, at approximately 7:10 a.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred at the intersection of 59th Place and Broadway in Newton Area.

Juana Oxlaj, 36 years old, was pushing her 10 month old baby in a stroller and attempting to cross Broadway westbound at the north crosswalk of 59th Place.  Midway in the crosswalk, the two were struck by a vehicle making a left turn from 59th Place to northbound Broadway. The vehicle was a 2002 Chevy Silverado driven by Esteban Carbajal, 38 years old and a resident of Los Angeles.

Oxlaj and her baby were transported to California Hospital Medical Center by paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department. Despite the best efforts from the medical staff, the baby was pronounced dead a short time after arrival.  Mrs. Oxlaj suffered head trauma and listed in stable condition and is expected to survive.

There was no evidence that drugs or alcohol was involved.  Carbajal remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.  He was later released after questioning.  The collision is still under investigation and is being conducted by Central Traffic Division Detectives.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or Police Officer Erie Poss at (213) 486-0760 or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

LAPD - Central Traffic Division
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Los Angeles, CA 90014

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