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Community News: Southeast

HUNTINGTON PARK : School Creates Fund for Victim's Child

June 04, 1995

East Los Angeles College has established a scholarship trust fund for the daughter of Norma de la Cruz, 21, one of three students killed by a hit-and-run driver on May 11.

De la Cruz and two other women were at a crosswalk at Gage and Woodward avenues in Bell when they were killed on their way to classes. Carlos Manuel Ruiz de la Ville, 31, a Cuban immigrant from Bell Gardens, has been charged with murder, felony hit-and-run and felony grand theft auto. He is set to be arraigned on Monday.

The fund will help De la Cruz's 6-year-old daughter with expenses she may encounter in seeking a college education, said Sharon Allerson, a developmental communications instructor at the college and one of the victim's teachers.

Contributions to the fund should be sent to: East Los Angeles College Norma De la Cruz Scholarship, attention Sharon Allerson, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, 91754.

Information: (213) 265-8662.

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