LOS ANGELES -- (KTLA) -- A man suspected of driving drunk at a speed of 80 to 100 mph when he plowed into six parked vehicles in Historic South-Central L.A., ejecting and killing one of his passengers before fleeing the scene, was arrested hours after the early Friday morning crash, police said.
Wilfredo Vaquiz Escobar was driving his 2017 white Honda Accord carrying six passengers southbound along South Central Avenue approaching East 33rd Street when the car lost control and crash around 2:40 a.m., according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release.
The wreck was captured on surveillance video that shows the suspect vehicle spinning completely around at least four times as it whips across a street. Escobar was found at his South L.A. home and arrested around 8 a.m.
One of the passengers inside the Honda was ejected from the car and “skidded about 80 feet” before landing in the number two lane that runs along an area of Central just north of 33rd Street, the release states.