Tuesday, October 25, 2016


APRIL 12 2019 Alfonso Morillo faced the man in court who pleaded guilty to more than a dozen charges stemming from illegal street racing which caused the tragic crash. That man, Dealio Lockhart, was in court for sentencing.

Morillo survived the horrific wreck with a broken neck. Two of his friends in the car with him did not survive. Another friend remains in a coma. Morillo told Eyewitness News he could have been killed in the crash.
Alfonso wearing the Watch   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr0Eh-QgoEk

Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6t4Zs5Yq_k
The crash killed UPS driver, Scott Treadway, 52, of Mira Loma, who had been driving trucks for the delivery service for 30 years; and two Valencia residents in the Nissan, Michelle Littlefield, 19, and Brian Lewandowski, 18

Richard Scott Treadway

May 25, 1963 - Feb 27, 2016 (Age 52)
Mira Loma, California  http://forestlawn.tributes

The delivery truck overturned and rested across several northbound and southbound lanes.  It caught fire and burned with Victim Richard Scott Treadway still inside.

Victims Richard Scott Treadway, Michelle Littlefield and Brian Lewandowski were all pronounced dead at the scene.   
Alfonso M. Anthony M. Thomas Y. Kwon, of Fontana; Javier C. Gonzalez, of Los Angeles; and Nicole L. Ruiz, of Thousand Oaks. 
The UPS big rig driver and both occupants of the Nissan were pronounced dead at the scene. Five others were hurt, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. ABC7
Triple-Fatal, Multi-Veh Crash, S/B 5 Fwy, February 27

Lockhart tried to go around a slower moving vehicle ahead of him, she said. He stepped on the brakes, lost control and hit the left side of a UPS tractor trailer.Peniche said the UPS truck hit the center median, became airborne, struck a Nissan sedan and sheered the top off the car. She said the tractor trailer came to rest on top of a Chevrolet TrailBlazer and Toyota Prius traveling on the northbound 5 Freeway.
The UPS truck burst into flames.
A Honda Civic hit the UPS truck, she said. Debris from the crash hit a Chevrolet Tahoe on the northbound lanes. Peniche said a Chevrolet Silverado struck the Tahoe.
She said a Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus were also struck by debris,
Lewandowski and Littlefield were passengers in the Nissan. The Nissan’s driver and another passenger suffered major injuries and are in critical condition at a hospital, Peniche said.
She said the man driving the Prius (Thomas Won) and the woman driving the Civic (Nicole Ruiz) also were injured. The woman was treated at a hospital and released.
Peniche said the Prius’ driver(Thomas Won - badly burned) is still in the hospital but she didn’t know his current medical condition. https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2016/03/01/whittier-man-charged-with-3-murders-in-fatal-5-freeway-crash-in-commerce/

California Highway Patrol officials say the chain-reaction crash, which happened early Saturday morning just after midnight, was believed to be caused by two cars racing on the 5 freeway in Commerce........All three victims killed in the fiery crash on the 5 freeway early Saturday morning have been identified—two of them teens coming home from Disneyland and the third a truck driver for UPS...Seven vehicles were involved in the deadly chain-reaction crash, forcing the California Highway Patrol to close the freeway in both directions until at least 1 pm, according to ABC 7.....Two of the Nissan passengers and the UPS driver died at the scene. Five other people were hurt, including three who sustained serious injuries, according to CBS 2.  LA TIMES

Saturday, February 27, 2016, was a day in which the dynamics of numerous families were changed forever.  As their loved ones travelled for pleasure and work on Interstate Highway 5, they were unaware of two vehicles negligently competing on the same stretch of highway in an illegal street race.
As the two competing drivers raced southbound on Interstate Highway 5 at a high rate of speed, Suspect Vehicle #1 attempted to pass a slower moving vehicle ahead of him and lost control.  Suspect Vehicle #1 struck a United Parcel Service commercial tractor hauling a package-laden, 52’ trailer driven by Victim Richard Scott Treadway.  Victim Treadway lost control of the vehicle, crossed all southbound lanes of traffic and was forced into the northbound lanes of Interstate Highway 5. 
The delivery truck bursting into traverse traffic caused a chain reaction collision on the northbound side involving several additional vehicles.  The delivery truck impacted several northbound vehicles, one of which was a 2014 Nissan Sentra carrying amusement park coworkers and friends, Victim Michelle Littlefield and Victim Brian Lewandowski. 
The delivery truck overturned and rested across several northbound and southbound lanes.  It caught fire and burned with Victim Richard Scott Treadway still inside.
Victims Richard Scott Treadway, Michelle Littlefield and Brian Lewandowski were all pronounced dead at the scene.   
Victims Anthony Miramontes, Alfonso Murillo, Thomas Won, and Nicole Ruiz suffered injuries  
1st Below - car that burned in front of UPS truck  KNBC4     2nd below KABC 7 

The collision site was littered with broken and burning vehicles, twisted metal and pieces of vehicles for hundreds of feet on both sides of the highway.  Traffic was impacted for hours as first responders helped the victims, and detectives inventoried the site in detail.
Suspect #1 was identified as Dealio Lockhart, a 35-year-old resident of Whittier.  It was determined he drove one of the vehicles involved in the illegal street race, which was a 2012 Dodge Challenger.  Suspect Lockhart was detained at the scene then transported to the Inmate Reception Center, where he was booked for the charge of Murder.  He is being held in lieu of $6.2 million bail.
The driver of Suspect Vehicle #2 did not stop to render assistance to the victims.  Instead, the vehicle was last seen driving southbound on Interstate Highway 5 from the scene of the collision.
Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives and California Highway Patrol investigators are asking the public for any available information about Suspect #2.  The vehicle is described as a late-model black or dark blue Dodge Charger with tinted windows. 
A $35,000 reward is being offered, in exchange for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of Suspect #2 for the injuries of Victims Anthony Miramontes, Alfonso Murillo, Thomas Won, and Nicole Ruiz; and the murders of Victims Richard Scott Treadway, Michelle Littlefield and Brian Lewandowski.  The reward money is comprised of offers from the following:
·        $10,000 from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors   
·        $5,000 from Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
·        $10,000 from the United Parcel Service
·        $10,000 from Teamsters Local 396
Crime Stoppers is also offering a $1,000 reward, in exchange for information leading to the apprehension of Suspect #2. 
If you have information about the second suspect or the unidentified Dodge Charger, please call East Los Angeles California Highway Patrol Investigator Frank Fonseca at 323-890-4600 or 800-TELL-CHP (800-835-5247); or Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Detectives Marc Boskovich and Louie Aguilera at 323-890-5500.
If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
For more information please contact Public Information Officer Nicole Nishida at (323) 810-1973 or Sheriff’s Information Bureau at (213) 229-1700. Credit link
In the car below Alfonso, Michelle, Tony - In the Nissan Sentra - Wearing the Watch

Victims Anthony Miramontes, Alfonso Murillo, Thomas Won, and Nicole Ruiz suffered injuries ranging from moderate to major. 

8-8 2016      Alfonso Morillo at LAC+USC Medical Center.
My hospitalization journey through pictures.
1st: 02/27/16 The morning of the accident in the ICU.
2nd: 03/01/16 The day of the placement of my halo traction.
3rd: 04/06/16 Two weeks after I woke up from my coma, and two days before being transferred to inpatient rehab at Keck Hospital of USC.
4th: 07/12/16 Four days after my halo traction removal.
For 5 months I was experiencing life changing events that was both amazing and sad. It's still hard for me to fathom everything that has happened to me and everyone else affected by illegal street racing causing a UPS big rig to go airborne and shearing the top of our car. I thank God for the many blessings He has given me, from my rapid healing to helping me get back to normal life. From guiding ALL my surgeons, neurologists, wound care specialists, therapists, nurses, and everyone who helped with my care.And to YOU who kept me, Tony, Michelle, and Brian in your prayers. Thank you. This post is dedicated to ALL OF YOU.
Watch Alfonso's Video about the Accident on 2-26-2016 (11:55)
"Please watch this video I made about my halo removal! 

This is a video about the accident that caused me to have a halo traction placed on me on March 01, 2016; as well as the removal of my halo traction on July ...

Alfonso Morillo feeling blessed at Keck Medicine of USC (Keck Medical Center of USC).
It gives me the happiest pleasure to say I'm completely healed from all of my injuries. I would like to give my ultimate thanks to everyone that prayed for my recovery, and for all the support you showed my family and me. Thank you to all my doctors and nurses that gave me the utmost importance to my care from all of my traumatic injuries.
This whole experience will always be remembered as a really terrible one, but one that made me stronger and gave me the highest hope and love. Love that I felt through my family, friends, and of course God and my guardian angels that were by my side at all times. From all of these complications I endured; I was able to overcome them thanks to all of you.

Below- Anthony Miramontesneeds our prayers - We petition GOD for Healing!
After a fiery chain-reaction crash left three people dead, and others injured, the 21-year-old driver of a car struck by a UPS truck was in a coma in the hospital Sunday
Guzman said she is praying for her nephew, Anthony Miramontes -- friends call him Tony -- who has been in a coma since Saturday morning.
Source: nbclosangeles
One of three victims who died in a fiery chain-reaction crash on the 5 Freeway in Commerce was identified as the teen son of a homicide lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, officials said Sunday.
Eighteen-year-old Brian Lewandowski was identified by LASD as the third victim in Saturday's crash suspected to be triggered by street racing.  

Brian's parents, Jocelyn and Victor Lewandowski, a homicide lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, described their son as "an incredible young man and every parent's dream for a son."
Source: nbclosangeles

Signal News Now: Vigil held for Commerce crash victims

Candlelight Vigil For Students Killed In Commerce Crash - Mar 3, 2016 - KHTS News - Santa Clarita 

Medal of Valor - Officer Vincent Ortiz
On February 27, 2016, LAPD Van Nuys Division Officer Vincent Ortiz was off-duty and traveling on the 5 Freeway when he witnessed a fiery crash involving street racing. One vehicle had hit a UPS truck, causing the driver to lose control, strike the center median, become airborne, and land on the opposite side of the freeway, hitting a sedan and catching fire. After the UPS truck came to rest, Javier Gonzalez, Jr.’s SUV immediately hit it.
Gonzalez’s vehicle quickly became engulfed in flames. Although he was initially pinned down in the front of his car, he was able to work his way to the SUV’s cargo area. He yelled for help and continuously tried to kick out the rear windows. As he struggled to free himself, Gonzalez felt the vehicle heat up and his arms start to burn. He saw people standing 50 feet away, but no one was willing to approach the burning wreck.
Officer Ortiz had already gotten out of his car and was checking on people at the scene. He heard Gonzalez’s cries for help, made eye contact with him, and ran toward his vehicle – despite the flames and intense heat. Ortiz located the release latch for the back of the vehicle, opened it, grabbed Gonzalez by the arms, pulled him 30 feet away, and sat him on the center median.
Someone yelled that they had to get further back because the UPS truck was going to blow up. Ortiz grabbed Gonzalez by his arms a second time and pulled him another 30 feet away from the wreck, just as the cab of the UPS truck exploded again, sending debris into the air. Ortiz stayed with Gonzalez until paramedics arrived.
#LAPD #MedalofValor #NeverOffDuty


Javier Gonzalez Jr. narrowly escaped death from a fiery inferno in February thanks to the quick actions of LAPD Officer Ortiz.
Investigator said two drivers street racing hit a UPS big rig, causing it to go airborne and crashing in a ball of flames.
The truck crushed several vehicles, including Gonzalez's SUV. Two teenagers were killed along with the driver of the UPS big rig.
Gonzalez was trapped in the burning wreckage.
"I thought I was dead, I figured that's it. I figured I'd be crushed and the people who didn't make it were right next to us," Gonzalez recalled. "I was panicking, kicking the glass because I could feel the flames getting hotter. It was getting hot quick."
Ortiz was on his way home from Disneyland when he saw the scene and didn't think twice about jumping into action.
Gonzalez said Ortiz's quick decisions saved his life, because a moment after being pulled from the fiery crash, the two heard another explosion. ABC 7

Tribute to Richard SCOTT Treadway -
Published on Mar 7, 2016
My tribute to an old and dear friend Richard Scott Treadway

Richard Scott Treadway, 52, born on May 25, 1963, in Hollywood, California, passed away February 27, 2016. He resided in Mira Loma, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Covina, California.
Scott Treadway

Richard Scott Treadway
  • May 25, 1963 - February 27, 2016
  • Mira Loma, California
“The Teamsters Local 396 Executive Board, Staff and Membership send our heartfelt condolences to the Family of our dear, departed Brother Scott Treadway, who we lost suddenly, in a tragic feeder accident last night. Scott was admired and loved by his friends and co-workers at UPS. We are still trying to come to grips with this horrible loss,” the organization posted. “We love and miss you Brother!”
Fellow teamsters held their meeting Sunday, “under such difficult circumstances,” in honor of Treadway, who worked out of a Cerritos UPS facility, according to the union chapter.

The UPS big rig driver and both occupants of the Nissan were pronounced dead at the scene. Five others were hurt, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

All three victims killed in the fiery crash on the 5 freeway early Saturday morning have been identified—two of them teens coming home from Disneyland and the third a truck driver for UPS.

The two young men who survived the fiery crash that claimed the lives of two Valencia college students and another man last month were showing signs of improving Monday, said a woman whose daughter died in the same crash.
Anthony Miramontes, 21, of San Fernando and Alfonso Morillo, 20, of Port Hueneme survived a crash Feb. 27 that killed their friends and co-workers Michelle Littlefield, 19, and Brian Lewandowski, 18, both of Valencia. Also killed in the crash was the driver of a UPS truck, Scott Treadway, 52, of Mira Loma.
Street racing on Interstate 5 was blamed for the crash in Commerce.
Littlefield’s mother, Gigi, told The Signal Monday she and her husband keep in touch with the families of both survivors and visit them in the hospital.
“They are both improving,” she said.
Miramontes and Morillo were taken to a separate hospitals on the day of the crash, where each remained in a coma for at least two weeks.
“Alfonso is out of his coma and got a chance to open his eyes while we were there four days ago,” Littlefield said Monday.
The other survivor, Miramontes, remained in a coma, she said, but “he’s getting better.”
Littlefield said doctors told her and her husband that the first two weeks immediately following the crash were highly critical. Either survivor would likely improve if they made it past the first couple of weeks, she said.
All four crash victims worked at Six Flags Magic Mountain; Littlefield, Lewandowski and Miramontes were also students at College of the Canyons, college spokesman Eric Harnish said.
They were returning to the Santa Clarita Valley from a Disneyland trip in a 2014 Nissan driven by Miramontes when an alleged street racer collided with a UPS truck and created a chain-reaction collision involving the truck, Miramontes’ Nissan, a Chevrolet Trailblazer and two other vehicles, said investigating California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Flores.
The suspected street racer, Dealio Lockhart, 35, of Whittier, was held on $6 million bail.
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The two young men who survived Saturday’s fiery crash — which claimed the lives of two Valencia college students in Commerce and is being blamed on freeway racing — are in critical condition today, according to the California Highway Patrol officer investigating the fatal crash.
Anthony Miramontes, 21, of San Fernando, and Alfonso Morillo, 20, of Port Hueneme, survived a crash early Saturday that killed their friends and coworkers Michelle Littlefield, 19, and Brian Lewandowski, 18.
All four worked at Six Flags Magic Mountain; Littlefield, Lewandowski and Miramontes were also students at College of the Canyons, college spokesman Eric Harnish said.
They were returning to Santa Clarita from a Disneyland trip Friday night in a 2014 Nissan driven by Miramontes when an alleged street racer collided with a UPS truck early Saturday and created a chain-reaction collision involving Miramontes’ Nissan, a Chevrolet Trailblazer and two other vehicles, said investigating CHP Officer Robert Flores.
“They are in critical condition,” Flores said of Miramontes and Morillo.
The driver of the UPS truck, identified by Flores as 52-year-old Mira Loma resident Richard Scott Treadway, was also killed in the crash.
Three other motorists injured in the crash suffered varying degrees of injury. They are Thomas Y. Kwon, of Fontana; Javier C. Gonzalez, of Los Angeles; and Nicole L. Ruiz, of Thousand Oaks.
The suspected street racer was identified as Dealio Lockhart, 35, of Whittier.
Lockhart was arrested shortly before 1:30 a.m. Saturday and booked by the CHP in East Los Angeles, according to information maintained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Inmate Information Center.
Although the arrest documents do not name the specific criminal charge, they show Lockhart was arrested on suspicion of committing a felony criminal offense.
He remains in custody at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday with bail set at $1 million.

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Law enforcement all over the country will agree that illegal street racing is on the rise, and it can often have deadly consequences.
Michelle Littlefield was a beautiful, vibrant young woman with dreams of being a writer. Scott Treadway was a veteran UPS driver and proud father. College student Brian Lewandowski's kind smile was forever erased.
This was no tragic accident. This was something far worse.

"There's no doubt to me that this is a murder," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Detective Louie Aguilera.

Michelle Littlefield and Brian Lewandowski were good friends, fellow students and employees at popular L.A. theme park Magic Mountain.
On Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, the two head to the Disneyland with their friends Alfonso Morillo and Anthony Miramontes. 
Then, a horrific crash on California's Interstate 5 freeway just after midnight on Feb. 27.
According to LAPD detectives, three lives were snuffed out by Dealio Lockhart. 
By day, Lockhart is a popular field producer for the hit TV series "Dancing With the Stars." By night, detectives say, Lockhart had a need for speed, an obsession with a growing epidemic on the nation's highways and byways: illegal street racing.
Detectives tell Crime Watch Daily, Dealio Lockhart is part of a dangerous new trend.
"Just a sense of entitlement," said L.A. County Sheriff's Homicide Detective Marc Boskovich. "There's 'I like this so I'm going to do it. It's all throughout our culture."
Detectives say Lockhart, behind the wheel of his Dodge Challenger, couldn't resist the lure of a high-speed showdown with another racer behind the wheel of a late-model Dodge.
"As racers do, they started jockeying for position, revving up their engines possibly, one staggers in front of the other and the race is on," said Det. Aguilera.
It was 11 miles high-speed racing from the streets of Hollywood to the busy California interstate freeway, with the racers topping speeds of 127 miles per hour.
Detectives say Dealio Lockhart lost control, plowing into Scott Treadway's UPS 18-wheeler truck.
"It immediately caused the truck to go head-on into the center median," said Aguilera.
Lockhart is not injured. Treadway is killed as his truck shears the top off the Nissan carrying Michelle Littlefield and her friends. Littlefield and Lewandowski are killed. Their friends, passengers Anthony Miramontes and Alfonso Morillo, to this day remain in grave condition, with one in a coma.
Sheriff's detectives Aguilera and Boskovich are assigned to the case and are dispatched to the scene.
"It truly looked like a Hollywood set, something that you would see out of a 'Transformer' movie," said Boskovich.
Aguilera and Boskovich are given a particularly troubling piece of information: Lewandowski's father, Victor, is one of their own, a sheriff's homicide lieutenant.
"That was definitely a big factor into how painful this was to see," said Aguilera.
This time it's personal. They investigate along with the California Highway Patrol, with a heavy heart.
Dealio Lockhart has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder.
The courts received dozens of letters from Lockhart's "Dancing With the Stars" co-workers, begging for his $6.2-million bail to be reduced, insisting Lockhart is a good guy, whose past infractions include only a couple of speeding tickets. 

"Even though you're a 'good guy,' you made a horrible decision to endanger everybody's life that night," said Boskovich.

Adding insult to real-life injury and death, detectives say Lockhart displayed no concern for what happened, not even offering to assist the injured.
"We have witnesses say he was in his car looking for his phone," said Boskovich. "That speaks volumes to me at what type of person this was."
The new reality for this TV producer is potentially life behind bars. But it took two to cause this horror. What about Lockhart's alleged opponent? That person and his late-model Dodge Charger are gone.
"We're pretty certain that this person spoke to somebody, maybe saying 'Hey, I'm the one that got away with it, I'm the one they're looking for,'" said Aguilera. "And we're hoping from anybody, from any of your viewers, anybody from the public to come forward and give us that information."
Even family members in their grief and sorrow beg for justice 
A $35,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
If you have any information related to this case, you can submit a tip to Crime Watch Daily, or call or visit L.A. County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477, or call the L.A. County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (213) 890-5500. Credit and Thanks to https://crimewatchdaily.com

COMMERCE: 3 Dead in 

5-Freeway Fiery Fatal 

Involving UPS Truck, 

Driver Seen Running 

Across Freeway on Fire

February 27, 2016

A fiery crash this morning on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Commerce that claimed the lives of
two men and
 a woman was caused by motorists racing on the freeway, authorities said.
   In the aftermath of the crash, one of the motorists, Whittier resident Dealio Lockhart, 35,
was arrested and
 could face vehicular manslaughter charges, the CHP reported.
   The 5 Freeway remained closed in both directions this afternoon at Washington Boulevard
as officials investigated the crash and worked to remove the debris.
   The collision on the southbound 5 Freeway at Garfield Avenue took place just after midnight,
said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos.
   Lockhart, driving a Dodge Challenger, was racing a Dodge Charger southbound, when he
saw a slower moving vehicle ahead and was attempting to get around the vehicle, at the same
time that vehicle was trying to move to the right, the CHP said.
   Lockhart applied his brakes, lost control of his car and struck the left side of a UPS tractor
trailer, which became airborne, hitting a gray Nissan and shearing off the top of the Nissan.
   The tractor trailer came to rest on top of a red Ford Explorer on the northbound side of the
 freeway, north of Washington Boulevard. The tractor trailer immediately became engulfed in
   ``It was fully engulfed and there were explosions at the scene from the truck which could
 have been tires exploding or the gas tanks,'' Villalobos said. ``We just don't know yet.''
   Debris from the collision struck a Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Silverado, which were
traveling on the northbound side. The driver of the tractor trailer -- a man -- and two people
inside the Nissan were pronounced dead at the scene.
   Paramedics rushed two other people to County/USC Medical Center with major injuries, the
 CHP reported.
   L.A. County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Miguel Ornelas told City News Service that
 two more people suffered minor injuries and were transported to another hospital.
   Debris was spread across all the southbound lanes. The crash also created a nightmare for
motorists, backing up north and southbound traffic on
the freeway for miles, according to the CHP.
   A SigAlert was issued closing all northbound and southbound lanes of the freeway at
Washington Boulevard at approximately 12:14 a.m. That full freeway closure was still in
effect this afternoon, and was expected to last until 8 p.m.
   Anyone with any information regarding the crash was asked to call the CHP's East
Los Angeles office at (323) 980-4600 -CNS
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