Family of woman killed by speeding Lamborghini settles for $18.8 million
Monique Muñoz was on her way home from work when she was struck in an accident that took her life.
The family of Monique Muñoz, who was murdered last year when a teenager in a speeding Lamborghini smashed into her vehicle, announced they had struck an $18.8 million settlement in their wrongful death claim.
Muñoz was on her way home from work at UCLA Health on Feb. 17, 2021, when she was hit and killed by Brandon Khuri at the junction of Olympic Boulevard and Overland Avenue, according to investigators. According to the LAPD, Khuri, was traveling at 106 kilometers per hour at the time of the collision. Authorities say Khuri had been “racing” a female acquaintance on the street and weaving in and out of traffic for several blocks before the incident.
Khuri, who was 17 at the time, is the son of real estate magnate James Khuri. He was racing the $200,000 Urus his father had gifted him for his birthday in a 35-mph zone on a West Los Angeles freeway when he collided with Muñoz’s Lexus. Newly released footage shows Khuri running a red light just moments before the fatal accident.
The Los Angeles Times reports, “Munoz, who had been driving home from her job at UCLA Health in Los Angeles, had been trapped in the wreckage following the crash and died at the scene.” The 32-year-old had been preparing to begin law school.
As a result of overwhelming evidence and prior incidents, Khuri pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in Inglewood Juvenile Court in April. He was sentenced to just seven to nine months in a juvenile camp, and four months probation. James Khuri was charged with a misdemeanor for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The Times also reports that the large settlement “stems from a lawsuit filed last year in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging that Chubb Insurance had discriminated against Muñoz for being Latina when calculating the amount to be awarded in the claim.” The company is paying $10 million of the settlement, the full amount allowed under their policy. The remainder is being paid by four other insurance companies that were not parties in the lawsuit, but were involved in the wrongful-death claim.
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