LOPEZ, Virginia M.

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LOPEZ, Virginia M. (1932-1988), was hit and killed by a Fineline construction truck while driving her golf cart leaving Vons with groceries on Christmas Eve, 1988. It was raining at the time and the accident occurred on Catalina Avenue. The driver left the country.



In the News~

December 26, 1988 [LAT]: “Virginia M. Lopez, 56, was heading home with last-minute groceries and a present for her granddaughter when the accident occurred, deputies said. Many Catalina residents use golf carts to negotiate the island's narrow, twisting streets. The truck driver, Fernando Bentura-Tamayo, 18, was arrested and booked for investigation of felony drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter, deputies said. He was held in lieu of $2,500 bail.”