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Teen Son Of Wealthy Entrepreneur Booked For Vehicular Manslaughter After Lamborghini Crash Kills Woman

The 17-year-old son of multimillionaire James Khuri was driving a Lamborghini when it collided with a car being driven by 32-year-old Monique Munoz.

By Gina Tron
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The teenage son of a multimillionaire has been booked for vehicular manslaughter after crash involving his Lamborghini SUV resulted in a woman’s death in California.

The 17-year-old boy, who has not been identified because of his age, was driving a black Lamborghini SUV through Los Angeles on Feb. 17 when the car collided with a silver Lexus, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a press release Wednesday.

“The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and immediately rendered aid to the driver of the Lexus,” police wrote. “Unfortunately, the driver, a 32-year-old female, succumbed to her injuries and died at the scene.”

The Lexus driver has been identified as Monique Munoz, 32. 

The teen driver was transported to a local hospital for medical attention and was booked for vehicular manslaughter five days later. Police specified that he was “absentee booked” because of “injuries sustained during that collision.”

“A costly reminder for everyone to slow down,” police tweeted the day of the crash.

Mark Werksman, an attorney for the teen driver, told Fox News that his client was not racing. He said that the teen was in the hospital for two weeks with a traumatic brain injury and is now recovering.

Werksman has not immediately responded to Oxygen.com’s request for comment.

While the teen has not been identified, his father has been identified as businessman James Khuri. A 2020 Forbes profile characterizes him as a "serial entrepreneur" who runs four real estate companies and five manufacturing and distribution companies. 

"By the time he was 27, he’d reached $100 million in sales with just one of his businesses,” the profile reads.

Khuri posted a statement on his Instagram regarding the deadly crash on Thursday.

“I am aware that the time it has taken me to communicate this has caused further pain for everyone affected," he wrote. "Knowing that this will never do justice for the family of Monique Munoz, I want to apologize to the Munoz family for the tragic loss of their daughter."

He added, in part, that "There are no words I can say to alleviate the pain that you are experiencing.”

The teen has yet to be formally charged. The The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said the case is currently "under review," according to Fox News.

Munoz’ stepfather Isaac Cardona told KTTV in Los Angeles that he wants the teen tried as an adult. 

"Even if he’s a juvenile, he was driving an adult vehicle acting like an adult,” he said.

Her mother Carol Cardona told the outlet that she misses her “baby.”

"It hurts so much to see that she’s gone,” she said.

The Munoz family has not immediately responded to Oxygen.com’s request for comment.

The teen is due to appear in a juvenile court next month, according to Fox News.

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