Bautista Decastilla Arrested after Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Goldenwest Street [Westminster, CA]

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Bautista Decastilla Arrested after Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Goldenwest Street [Westminster, CA]

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 Decestilla; and booked him into Orange County Jail for vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license.


The team at Sweet James sends our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one 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, we know what it takes to help you win your case. Our team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but we can help you seek justice and compensation. Call us at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.


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