Accident – Death – Obituary News :
Mother and Son Fatally Struck in Westlake Hit-and-Run: Driver Apprehended
In a heartbreaking incident, a mother and her son were tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident in the Westlake area of Los Angeles. The fatal collision occurred at around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to a report from the Los Angeles Police Department. The driver involved in this horrifying incident, later identified as 31-year-old Isaiah Villegas, was traveling eastbound on Wilshire Boulevard when he struck the two victims who were standing on the sidewalk at the intersection of South Burlington Avenue.
Victims Fatally Hit by Speeding Vehicle
The adult son was pronounced dead at the scene, while his mother succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. It has been reported that Villegas was driving a 2008 Cadillac CTS, allegedly at an alarmingly high speed. Following the collision, Villegas reportedly fled from the scene, leaving the victims behind.
Brewery Traces Found at the Crash Site
In a shocking revelation, beer cans were discovered at the scene, intensifying suspicions of drunk driving. Consequently, Villegas was later arrested and is currently being held on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. His bail has been set at £110,000.
Aftermath of the Tragic Incident
After striking the victims, the vehicle spiraled out of control and crashed into a traffic light pole before continuing its eastbound trajectory. Following his arrest, Villegas was booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center. This devastating incident has cast a dark shadow over the Westlake area, serving as a grim reminder of the hazards posed by reckless drivers and those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.