Authorities Identify Bellflower Man, 81, Killed In Head-On Crash

BUENA PARK (CBS)  — Authorities Tuesday identified an 81-year-old Bellflower man who died in a head-on crash in Buena Park on Monday night.

Wilbur L. Fagan lost control of his 1992 Chevrolet Blazer while traveling westbound on La Palma Avenue at Tamarack Way about 8:50 p.m. Monday.

The Blazer veered into a 1997 Chevrolet Suburban that was eastbound on La Palma, Buena Park police Sgt. Bill Kohanek said.

George A. Ayala, 51, of Anaheim, who was behind the wheel of the Suburban, and a woman in the passenger seat suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Kohanek said.

Ayala, who had allegedly been drinking before the collision, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, but was not booked, Kohanek said, noting that investigators do not believe the crash was Ayala’s fault.

Police were waiting for blood test results, however, to determine whether to seek DUI charges against Ayala, Kohanek said.

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  • So what!!

    Another illegal DUI. Car probably mangled so badly he can’t even run from the accident scene or he’s just too drunk to run away.

    Consider himself lucky he didn’t cause the Fatal crash or it coud’ve been Felony DUI Vehicular Manslaughter charge.

    No matter what the outcome, whether DA’s charged him or not, i’m pretty sure DMV will take Administrative actions an suspended his DL.

  • lisa

    Why are we not enforcing immigration laws so stuff like this does not happen. Does a relative of a politician have to die at the hands of an illegal before we take action?

  • Jason

    Can we not sell beers to illegals? Do an immigration check on people like they card your if you are under 21. Better yet just get rid of these people and we can avoid this!

  • A Lucatero

    Where do you get that this man is illegal. You guys are ignorant and races for stereotyping people based on his last name. You people have to much time in your hands, Get a job stop collecting unemployment.

  • M Buenrostro

    I think we all know that this was a product of illegal immigration. For example, addressing LUCATERO’S comments above, calling people racist. I totally disagree with his comments, it’s funny because I use to work with a person by that name and he was always doing illegal stuff and claiming that everyone was a bigoted. We have an immigration and drug problem in this Country that needs to be address. If is not, then we will continue to have these kind of news story. LUCATERO grow up, and stop betting on the ponies. Do your work on time and stop claim extra hours. To know a racist is to be a racist.

  • Lis

    Where exactly does it say that the VICITMS on this story were illegal? WTH? Not only are you people ignorant, you’re racist too. Morons!!!

  • Jas

    Horrible people if did drive drunk, the 81 year old man was my grandpa :/
    and if “ayala” was drunk than he needs to be charged with a DUI.

  • Marisela Diaz

    My deepest simpathy’ my prayers go out to you and your family my name is MARISELA and i was the passinger in the other truck and i know that GEORGE was not drunk and he was not at fault your grand father sufferd a heart attack and ran his truck in to ours and he is not an illegal he was born in west covina and his last name has nothing to do with the accident i know that you & your family are heart broken but you have to remember we were victums to, im still in alot of pain i cant work and we are now with out a vehicle. I think of your grandfather every day it is something i will never forget i just hope he didnt suffer and is now resting in piece. And to those people that help that rushed to help us thank you very much i dont know your names & would like to thank you in person specaily the yung man that carried me out of the truck &stayed by my side until help came God bless you both. Again im sorry for your loss.

  • Marisela Diaz

    I was just told that 81 yr. old man had been invalved in another car crash just hrs. befor he crashed in to us now my ? is why was he even driving after that happend he should not of been driving dont you think.

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