A 26-year-old Westminster man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl in a car vs. pedestrian accident Friday night.
Arriving officers found the girl, who had been hit by a vehicle. They rendered medical aid until Orange County Fire Authority paramedics arrived and transported the child to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County where she died of her injuries.
The driver of the vehicle, Bautista Decastilla, voluntarily came to the WPD for an evaluation and to speak to investigators. He was later arrested and booked into Orange County Jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving without a driver’s license.
It doesn’t appear that drugs or alcohol are a factor. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Sgt. Anil Adam of the WPD Traffic Division at (714) 548-3770.