Four year-old Girl Killed in Crash Involving Stolen Vehicle in Antioch


Lenexy Cardoza posing with her mother and sister, Camila, before the car crash took place.

By Isis Iverson

     After running a red light at Somerville Road in Antioch, a stolen vehicle crashed into a Ford F-150 pickup truck, killing four year-old girl Lenexy Cardoza.

     Lenexy, her mom and 2 year-old sister Camila and Noe Saucedo were in the hospital on Wednesday, January 17. The mother, Edith Cardoza, made it through surgery with major injuries, stitches in her head, a plate in her arm and broken ribs.

     The man responsible was identified as 23 year-old Noe Saucedo from Pittsburgh. On Wednesday night, he sped down Exit Highway 4. When he realized a cop was following him, so he continued driving and hit Cardoza’s car. Saucedo was then arrested on account of two murders and is currently being held on a $2.13 million bail at the Martinez Detention Facility.

     The Cardoza-Ramirez family stated, “In these hard times, we beg for everyone’s help in prayers more than anything, lots and lots of prayers of any shape or form, from all ages, all colors all faiths, pray, please pray.”

     The family has set up a GoFundMe page to pay for funeral expenses for Lenexy. The money is pouring in, most of it from people donating $20 or $30 to help the family out. Meanwhile, 2 year-old Camila is still not able to breathe on her own. There is now a memorial set up where the crash happened in Antioch with pink flowers and a teddy bear to remember and honor the young girl.
     Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Office of the Sheriff at (925) 646-2441. For any tips, please email: or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

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