CRIME

Police arrest multiple suspects in California hit-and-run that killed 3 girls on Halloween

  • This undated photo provided by the Santa Ana Police Department shows Jaquinn Ramone Bell, 31, who was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 in Stanton, Calif. where he was staying in a motel with his two children. Bell was booked for investigation of felony hit-and-run causing the deaths of three teenage girls who had gone trick-or-treating on Halloween.  (AP Photo/ Santa Ana Police Department)

    This undated photo provided by the Santa Ana Police Department shows Jaquinn Ramone Bell, 31, who was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 in Stanton, Calif. where he was staying in a motel with his two children. Bell was booked for investigation of felony hit-and-run causing the deaths of three teenage girls who had gone trick-or-treating on Halloween. (AP Photo/ Santa Ana Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

  • Santa Ana Chief of Police Carlos Rojas describes the details of a hit and run that killed three teenagers on Halloween during a news conference Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Santa Ana, Calif.  Jaquinn Bell, 31, of Orange drove a black Honda SUV through a marked crosswalk on Friday near an elementary school in Santa Ana, hitting 13-year-old twin sisters Lexi and Lexandra Perez and their friend Andrea Gonzalez, police said. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Santa Ana Chief of Police Carlos Rojas describes the details of a hit and run that killed three teenagers on Halloween during a news conference Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Santa Ana, Calif. Jaquinn Bell, 31, of Orange drove a black Honda SUV through a marked crosswalk on Friday near an elementary school in Santa Ana, hitting 13-year-old twin sisters Lexi and Lexandra Perez and their friend Andrea Gonzalez, police said. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • A well-wisher places flowers at a makeshift memorial near where three teenagers were killed in a hit and run accident on Halloween, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    A well-wisher places flowers at a makeshift memorial near where three teenagers were killed in a hit and run accident on Halloween, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

Police in suburban Los Angeles say they've made multiple arrests in the hit-and-run deaths of three teenage girls who were trick-or-treating on Halloween, but few other details have been released.

Authorities in Santa Ana had been looking for the driver and another person who fled the scene of Friday evening's crash, which claimed the lives of 13-year-old twins and a 13-year-old friend at a crosswalk. A damaged black Honda SUV was found a short distance from where the collision occurred.

Santa Ana police said officers made the arrests Sunday, but declined to provide an exact number of arrests or other details ahead of a news conference scheduled for Monday.

A witness told the Los Angeles Times the girls were wearing costumes with black leggings and dark clothing when they were hit.

Two of the girls were declared dead immediately, and a third died as paramedics prepared to take her to a hospital, Orange County fire Capt. Steve Concialdi said.

The twin sisters were Lexi and Lexandra Perez, and the third victim was Andrea Gonzalez, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said.