Father and Son Die in Traffic Collision
April 06, 2007
Los Angeles: A 67-year-old Pacific Palisades man and his 22-year-old son were killed by a drunken motorist early Wednesday morning.
According to police, Hector Velazques-Nava, 24, was driving a 2007 GMC Yukon northbound on Pacific Coast Highway near Bay Club Drive when his car veered into the southbound lane and crashed into a 1997 Infinity Q30, driven by Robert Clark.
Clark and his son, Ariel Hanrath-Clark, both died at the scene.
"Both occupants were wearing their seatbelts," said LAPD spokesman Lieutenant Paul Vernon. "The firemen worked frantically to rescue Clark and his son, but the damage was too catastrophic.”
Velasquez-Nava and his 29-year-old female passenger were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The woman was later released.
Once he is released from the hospital, Velasquez-Nava will be booked for gross vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license.
Robert Clark was a well-known Hollywood movie director.
Investigators are asking for any witnesses who saw the collision to call West Traffic detectives at 213-473-0234. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
A terrible, horrific tragedy here....oh btw, the drunk driver is an illegal alien.
My condolences to the Clark family.
Posted by: Tru | April 06, 2007 at 10:41 AM
It was an illegal alien who should be deported. But you wont here that on the news or read about it in the newspapers. These men would be alive if this illeagal alien was deported long ago and or stopped from entering this country. This city is a safe zone for illegal alien criminals. It should not be and they should be deported at every available chance. Its a tragedy that playes out all over this country. Two teenage girls were just killed last week by a four time DUI illegal alien. He should of been deported on the first arrest misdemenor or felony it should not matter. OBAY our laws, Come here legally, or dont come at all.
Posted by: Harry | April 09, 2007 at 06:20 PM