Father Arrested in Connection with Crash that Killed 5-Year-Old

The accident happened Saturday event. Deputies suspect Antolin Brito was driving under the influence.

Patch photo credit: Renee Sciavone
Patch photo credit: Renee Sciavone

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies arrested today a father in connection with the Saturday San Juan Capistrano accident that killed his 5-year-old daughter.

Antolin Brito is suspected of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence, said Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

The Orange County Coroner’s office has identified the 5-year-old as Yuliana Brito, was one of four children in the SUV, Hallock said Antolin Brito is the father or step-father of all the children in the vehicle, ages 2-11.

The accident occurred about 7 p.m. Saturday, Hallock said. Brito’s Ford Explorer was headed westbound on Junipero Serra Road when it went through the parking lot of the Silverado Senior Living complex, then went airborne after hitting a curb, Hallock said.

The vehicle came to a rest on an embankment behind the facility, he said.

Yuliana Brito was rushed to Mission Hospital. She was pronounced dead by 8:05 p.m., according to coroner’s officials. The other children suffered moderate injuries, Hallock said.

--City News Service

Nom de Plume March 26, 2014 at 03:28 PM
Douglas, Of course you're right. (And don't forget the money-grubbing DUI attorney cadre!) But to be specific - what's your proactivity proposal? In other words, just how do we get from here to there?
Whophantom March 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM
It wouldn't surprise me that breathalyzers will be installed mandatorily in vehicles in the near future.
Douglas Martin March 28, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Nom de Plume - I do not have an answer. It is clear that criminal behavior is hard-wired in a person's brain, i.e.; they were born like that. That throws a wrench in the whole judicial system, because it absolves people from their responsibility - they couldn't help themselves. Just like an insanity plea, they cannot be help responsible four their actions. It's not my field, but I have been reading about this for quite a few years now, and the legal system is fighting it tooth and nail, because criminal behavior creates a LOT of cash flow. If the privatization of punishment takes hold, research into criminal justice will cease.
Whophantom April 01, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Penny, can you do a follow up on this story. Did the lab results show Brito was DUI? Have the services for the daughter been held? To be responsible for the death of your child no matter how is a very heavy burden. Prayers for the family.
Penny Arévalo April 01, 2014 at 04:52 PM
Here's the followup. Gives his blood alcohol level. http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/father-facing-numerous-charges-for-accident-that-killed-daughter


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