Fox 11 in Los Angeles reports that a driver has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after a crash in Woodland Hills on Tuesday killed a father and his son.
According to a statement released by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the fatal crash happened at approximately 9:00 p.m. in the 23100 block of West Mulholland Drive and Valmar Road.
Lt. Matthew Bielski with the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division told reporters that investigators believe a Toyota Camry traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed rear-ended a vintage 1960’s-era Ford Mustang. The force of the impact caused both vehicles to burst into flames.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and was quickly able to put out the fire.
Tragically, despite all life-saving efforts made by firefighters and paramedics, a man and his son died at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the Toyota Camry managed to escape his vehicle and suffered only minor injuries. He was treated at an area hospital and later released
Authorities have identified the suspect driver as 21-year-old Kevin Gonzalez.
Officers conducted field sobriety tests on Gonzalez at the scene. Gonzalez was immediately arrested after his release from the hospital on two counts of murder and suspicion of DUI.
Court documents indicate that a judge has set Gonzalez’s bond at $4 million.