3-Year-Old Girl Fatally Struck in Pedestrian Accident near 21st Street

WESTMINSTER, CA (January 11, 2023) – Friday night, Bautista Decastilla was involved in a fatal pedestrian crash on Goldenwest Street.

The incident happened on January 6th, at around 6:30 p.m., near 21st Street.

According to reports, Decastilla was driving in the area when he failed to yield to a family as they were crossing the street on a green walk signal. The vehicle crashed into the family leaving one of the members, a 3-year-old girl, critically injured.

First responders arrived and transported the child to Children’s Hospital of Orange County where she was later pronounced dead.

Following the crash, Decastilla turned himself in to Westminister Police Department. Authorities arrested 26-year-old Bautista Decastilla; and booked him into Orange County Jail for vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license.

The team at Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies out to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one and the love of your family give you strength in the days ahead.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when losing a loved one in a pedestrian crash. Reach out to the wrongful death attorneys at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but they can help you seek justice and compensation. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

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