Elio Bautista, Jr., Mother Dies, Isaiah Villegas Charged in DUI Pedestrian Crash on Wilshire Boulevard near Burlington Avenue
WESTLAKE, CA (November 21, 2023) — Elio Bautista, Jr. and his mother died in a DUI pedestrian accident on Wilshire Boulevard near Burlington Avenue.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the deadly crash happened around 5:20 pm Sunday. For DUI-related reasons, 31-year-old Isaiah Villegas lost control of his 2008 Cadillac CTS. While traveling at a high rate of speed, his vehicle struck a light pole and continued east before hitting a man and a woman walking toward Food 4 Less.
As a result of the accident, the man, identified later as 33-year-old Elio Bautista, Jr., died at the scene. His mother, a 63-year-old woman, passed away at a hospital. Officials have yet to release her name.
Following the accident, Villegas fled on foot, but officers detained him about a block away. At this time, the Los Angeles man is being held on $110,000 bail with suspicion of vehicular manslaughter charges.
If anyone has more to add to this high-speed, drunk-driving crash, please call the Los Angeles police.
Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of Elio Bautista, Jr. and his mother.
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