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Mother of Royal Palm Beach teen killed while waiting for school bus files lawsuit

(ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL)– The mother of a teen who was fatally injured by an intoxicated driver while waiting for his school bus has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver.
Latchmie Sing filed suit against Angel Lopez this week in the Palm Beach County Circuit Court for the death of her 15-year-old son.
Lopez was said to have been driving under the influence of a sedative On March 22nd when his 2018 Alfa Romeo SUV jumped a curb on Crestwood Boulevard and struck four Royal Palm Beach High School students who were waiting for their bus.
Two of the students died from their injuries, while two others were hospitalized with serious injuries.
Lopez was arrested in April after a toxicology report showed that he had higher-than-therapeutic levels of the sleep aid Temazepam in his system, along with the anti-anxiety medication Oxazepam.
He was charged with two counts each of DUI manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving, and driving under the influence.
Lopez was recently released from the Palm Beach County jail after a judge lowered his bond from $440,000 to $270,000.
His lawyer argued that Lopez was not a flight risk or a danger to the community.
Lopez is currently on house arrest and is prohibited from drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs.
He will also undergo weekly testing to ensure he is following those guidelines.
No trial date has been set, and more lawsuits are expected.