Woman Killed After Driver Crashes into Residence NR21166rc

June 27, 2021

Los Angeles: Southeast Area officers pursued a reckless driver in South Los Angeles when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a house, killing a woman inside.

On June 26, 2021, around 1:20 a.m., Southeast officers were driving to South Traffic Division when the suspect’s vehicle rear-ended their black and white police vehicle at Hobart and Martin Luther King Blvd. The officers exited their vehicle and began to approach the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect fled northbound on Western Avenue from Martin Luther King Boulevard. Officers initiated a pursuit for a reckless driver. During the pursuit, the suspect traveled westbound on 39th Street. As the suspect approached Buckingham Road, he attempted to negotiate a southbound turn, resulting in his vehicle running off the roadway and into the northeast corner of a residence. The vehicle crashed into a bedroom of the residence, trapping two elderly victims under the vehicle.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced 86-year-old Aida Villavicencio dead at the scene. A second male victim was transported to a local hospital with head trauma in critical condition.

The suspect, 26-year-old Eliseo Ixchopcalel, was taken into custody and was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. He was booked for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter 191.5 PC.

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