Los Osos DUI driver hit, killed pedestrian
June 24, 2015
An elderly pedestrian who was struck by a Los Osos man in San Luis Obispo on Friday, was removed from life support and died peacefully Monday evening.
Shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday, Dennis Whittinghill, 63, of Los Osos, was making a turn onto Higuera Street from Broad Street when he hit Alvino Figueroa, 89, of Redlands. Emergency personnel then transported Figueroa to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.
Officers arrested Whittinghill for felony DUI and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. He was released on bail shortly after the accident.
Because of Figueroa’s death, the San Luis Obispo Police Department has asked the district attorney’s office to consider filing additional charges.