Speeding Vehicle Leaves Three Dead

March 9, 2003


Los Angeles: On Sunday, March 9, 2003, at approximately 2:48 a.m., a triple fatal traffic collision occurred in the 500 block of West Avenue 28.
Issa Michel, a 21 year-old resident of Los Angeles, was driving his 2001 BMW 330I, eastbound on Avenue 28, when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle, which was being driven at a high rate of speed, made contact with the curb, overturned and struck a pole.
The impact of the collision resulted in the death of the driver and his passengers, Carlos Villagas, a 20 year-old resident of Los Angeles and Edward Lopez, a 23 year-old resident of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced all three dead at scene.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Central Traffic Detectives at 213-485-3111. On weekends and off-hours, please call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Sections, 213-485-3586.