Arraignment Delayed for Truck Driver Who Fatally Struck 2 Young Sisters

At least one witness said the truck driver was looking down when he struck the girls, a suggestion he might have been looking at a cell phone, but the driver was not arrested or cited at the time.

Arraignment was postponed Wednesday for the driver of a truck that fatally struck two young girls who were walking to school in the Exposition Park area.

The arraignment is rescheduled for July 10. 

Stanley Bernard Randle, 32, was charged last month with two misdemeanor counts of vehicular manslaughter stemming from the deaths of Marlene Lorenzo, 14, and her 12-year-old sister, Amy. Police said the girls were crossing a street on a green light near 37th Street and Broadway around 8 a.m. April 4 when they were struck by a big rig while on their way to nearby Clinton Middle School.

Middle school students in South LA will get some help dealing with a horrific tragedy close to them. Two of their classmates were run over by a big rig on their way to school. One of the sisters dies, and the other one is fighting for her life. Toni Guinyard reports for Today in LA on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Marlene died that day. Amy was hospitalized with severe injuries, and police announced April 22 that she had also died.

At least one witness said the truck driver was looking down when he struck the girls, a suggestion he might have been looking at a cell phone, but the driver was not arrested or cited at the time. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, police said.

Police and Teddy’s Red Tacos helped cook and donated tacos for a fundraiser to help the family of girls hit by a big rig. The crash left one girl dead and another badly hurt. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Police said at the time there was no indication the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Randle faces up to two years in county jail if convicted, according to the City Attorney's Office.

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