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Cop's SUV careens onto sidewalk, killing two boys in Los Angeles County

Cop's SUV careens onto sidewalk, killing two boys in Los Angeles County

Dropping to a knee, Luis Hernandez lit a small white candle and placed it beside a bed of flowers near the intersection where his little brothers’ lives ended the night before.

“I got the call and I didn’t believe it,” he said, wiping away tears Friday morning. “I just didn’t believe it.”

Hernandez’s younger siblings, 7-year-old Jose Luis and 9-year-old Marcos, were walking home from school with their mother Thursday night when a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sport-utility vehicle careened onto the sidewalk, slamming into all three.

Jose Luis was pronounced dead at the scene, relatives said. Marcos died at a hospital a short time later.

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