Tragic Accident Claims Lives of LA County DA Investigator and Teacher Wife in Downey

A tragic crash that occurred in Downey, California, has been a source of grief for the residents who mourned for the passing of a committed police agent and wife who was a true love.

Sergeant Emilio Guerrero, 52, of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation, and his wife Annabel Guerrero 47, a teacher for the Downey Unified School District, tragically died during a Sunday afternoon crash. The tragedy has shocked the entire community, causing many to feel sorrowful hearts.

The Fatal Crash

The tragic accident took place in the area between Paramount Boulevard and Gardendale Street in Downey at around 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon of a crucial Sunday. The Downey Police Department, the accident occurred when a vehicle collided with a car Emilio Guerrero was driving.

The incident was captured in terrifying photos, showing an imposing silver pickup truck, with extensive front-end damage as well as a dark-colored vehicle appearing like it’s wrapped around an iron pole.

The police haven’t yet released the name that the person driving the second vehicle apart from saying that he’s 60 years old and lives in South Gate. It’s unclear whether the driver suffered any injuries in the collision.

Remembering the Victims

Emilio Guerrero was more than just a sergeant with the LA County Bureau of Investigation and a dedicated civil servant, who dedicated his life to protecting justice. His death was an immense loss, not just to his colleagues, but for the entire LA County community.

Annabel Guerrero, his wife was a dedicated instructor within his Downey Unified School District. Her influence extended beyond the classroom, and she played a crucial part in shaping the lives of hundreds of students.

Ongoing Investigation

As the community struggles with the grief and shock of this tragic accident police officials are committed to studying the circumstances that led to the accident.

Anyone who has information about the incident is encouraged to call officials at the Downey Police Department at 562-904-2308 or the investigators at 562-904-2239. If you wish to remain anonymous Tips can be provided via Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or online through


The loss of Emilio Guerrero and Annabel Guerrero in this tragic accident has left a gap for their families as well as their friends, colleagues along the Downey community in general. Their dedication to their fields and their contribution to the community are remembered treasured. As the investigation continues people from all walks of life come together to help one another through this time of grief, and reflect on the importance of unity and empathy in the midst of tragedy.

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