Aida Villavicencio Killed in Baldwin Hills Car Crash on Buckingham Road, Husband Injured
Baldwin Hills, California (June 27, 2021) – A woman who died after an SUV driver evading the police crashed into her family home early Saturday morning in Crenshaw has been identified as Aida Villavicencio, 86.
The tragic incident happened along Buckingham Road near 39th Street at about 1:20 a.m. June 26.
A Los Angeles Police Department patrol car was stopped in the area of Hobart and Martin Luther King boulevards when it was rear-ended by an SUV.
The officers exited the patrol car to investigate but the SUIV driver fled west on 39th Street. As the suspect approached Buckingham Road, he lost control of the car and crashed into a residential property.
Villavicencio and her 90-year-old husband who were inside the house were trapped inside the vehicle and were extricated by the firefighters who responded to the incident.
SUV Driver Crashes Into Baldwin Hills Home Killing Woman
Villavicencio succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the accident.
The elderly man was hospitalized in critical condition.
The suspect, 26-year-old Eliseo Ixchopcal, was transported to the hospital in stable condition. He was later arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter.
The couple’s daughter was in the building at the time of the crash and was unhurt.
The officers suffered minor injuries in the rear-end crash but refused treatment.
The crash damaged a Southern California Gas Co. natural gas line and crews were sent to the scene to contain the leak.
No additional information was provided.
The CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.
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