Mother and Son Dead, Isaiah Villegas Arrested after High-Speed Pedestrian Crash on Wilshire Boulevard [Los Angeles, CA]

Mother and Son Dead, Isaiah Villegas Arrested after High-Speed Pedestrian Crash on Wilshire Boulevard [Los Angeles, CA]

Mother and Son Dead, Isaiah Villegas Arrested after High-Speed Pedestrian Crash on Wilshire Boulevard [Los Angeles, CA]

Male Driver Arrested after Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Collision near Burlington Avenue 

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 21, 2023) – Sunday, a mother and son died and Isaiah Villegas was arrested after a pedestrian crash on Wilshire Boulevard.

Police responded to the scene around 5:20 p.m., near Burlington Avenue in the Westlake neighborhood. 

According to reports, the driver of a black 2008 Cadillac CTS lost control at high rate of speed and crashed into a traffic pole. The vehicle continued traveling eastbound, striking two pedestrians on the southeast corner of Wilshire and Burlington. 

First responders declared the 32-year-old male pedestrian dead at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics transported a 63-year-old woman to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries shortly after.

Authorities located two deceased victims determined to be a mother and son. However, their names remain undisclosed to the public at this time. 

Police eventually managed to arrest the driver after attempting to flee the scene on foot. Authorities booked Isaiah Villegas in the Metropolitan Detention Center for vehicular manslaughter. 

Those with further information are encouraged to contact Central Traffic Investigator S. Balderas at 213-233-3713 or email 41911@lapd.online. 


Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the deceased victims. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


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