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Los Angeles, CA – Driver Suspected of DUI Crashes at High Speed in South-Central, Killing One Person

Posted on February 18, 2019 | Written By: iadminlaw

Driver Suspected of DUI Crashes at High Speed in South-Central Los Angeles, Killing One Person

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 18, 2019) – A suspected drunk driver reached speeds of 80 to 100 miles per hour when he crashed into six vehicles parked on the street in South-Central Los Angeles early in the morning on Friday. The February 15 incident killed one of the passengers who had been in the suspect’s vehicle.

The time was roughly 2:40 a.m.

Reports say that the driver—identified as Wilfredo Vaquiz Escobar—had been behind the wheel of a Honda Accord. With him were six people traveling as passengers. Escobar was traveling south on South Central Avenue. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, as he approached East 33rd Street, the Honda went out of control and crashed. The impact threw one person from the vehicle, and the victim slid roughly 80 feet along the road before coming to rest. The identity of the victim, including the person’s name, age, gender, and city of residence has not been reported.

The identity of the other passengers in the Honda have not been reported, including their names, ages, gender, and city of residence. It is not known if anyone else was hurt in the incident.

Video from a surveillance camera captured the Honda spinning out, making four revolutions as it traveled across the road. Six vehicles were struck by the Honda, which left them with major damage. The identities of the owners of the vehicles that were damaged or destroyed have not been reported, nor the types of vehicles involved in the incident.

Reports say that Escobar left the scene. Police found him at his home in South Los Angeles hours later, and arrested him. He was booked on suspicion of felony DUI causing injuries.

Investigators are continuing their examination of the details of the crash. If anyone has information about the incident, he or she is asked to contact Detective Moss Castillo. The number is 213-833-3713. Tips can also be made anonymously to L.A. Crime Stoppers. The number is 800-222-8477.

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