David Kawashima, 62, killed and suspected DUI driver Pedro Pantoja Jr., 29, arrested in hit-and-run collision on Park Avenue in Tustin, California

Modified Date: 
Wed, 04/21/2021 - 7:35am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, April 18, 2021

Alleged DUI Driver Arrested After Deadly Crash, Leading Police on Pursuit

Irvine police made the arrest of Pantoja and booked him on vehicular manslaughter, causing injury to his passenger while driving under the influence, vehicle theft, a parole violation and evading a police officer, Bingham said.

Wrong-Way DUI Tustin Cop Chase Murder Charge: Innocent 62-Year-Old Killed In Head-On Crash

A Diamond Bar man previously convicted of driving under the influence in Riverside was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder for allegedly triggering a fatal wrong-way crash on the border of Irvine and Tustin while eluding police.

Type: Car Accident
DUI, Hit and Run
People Involved: 
David Kawashima
Pedro Pantoja Jr.
Park Avenue
Tustin, CA

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