Tuesday, January 11, 2011

DEISI ALAEZ: Whittier resident killed in crash on Lambert Rd. and Gunn Avenue; Brandon Dominguez, 20, held on Felony Drunk Driving and Manslaugher

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UPDATED INFORMATION ON THIS CASE CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING  HERE.Drunk driving safety poster. Image via Wikipedia
By Randy Economy
January 11, 2011
3 p.m.


Heartbreaking news today.  Deisi Alaez, a 67 year old woman from Whittier lost her life Monday night in a horrific accident that was caused at the hands of a  drunk driver who is only 20 years old. 
Alaez died at the scene of the crash that took place at Lambert Road and Gunn  Avenue.

Today, Brandon C. Dominguez, also a resident of Whittier, is being held at the Whittier Police Department. He is being held on a $100,000.00 bail.  He was formally booked and charged at 5:02 a.m. this morning.  The fatal crash took place last night at 10:02 p.m.

Dominguez was taken to St. Francis Medical Center for treatment and released into Whittier Police custody.

Not sure where Dominguez was earlier in the evening, but last night was the BCS Championship Game between the University of Oregon and winner Auburn University and just about every bar and restaurant in America was holding viewing parties with lots of booze.  

Anyway, lets keep BOTH families in your thoughts and Prayers today.  Drinking and driving is killing too many people in our community, week in and week out.  We need to come up with a solution.

Also, if you have a special memory of the Deisi Alaez please feel free to post your thoughts in my comment section.
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Anonymous said...

So sad. I am PRAYING for BOTH DEISI and BRANDON and BOTH of their families.

Anonymous said...

Deisi was a Wonderful Mother, Friend and Person, she was our friend for 48 years I just saw her when we went to another funeral in Los Angeles three days ago I live in Miami and I have not seeing her for a long time, so glad I did.
R.I.P my dear friend.
Love you always Elvira y Efrain

Nick said...

I am very soory this happened and it also appears from eyewitness accounts that she was ejected from the vehicle...NO SEAT BELT. AND that MIGHT have saved her life.
ALL drunk drivers need MUCH higher penalties and NO plea bargaining down to a lesser charge.

Anonymous said...

Deisi Alaez is my co-worker. She is a very sweet lady. She always come to work full of energy and always dress nicely. When she comes back from vacation, she would have presents for everyone in her section. She loves to dance to latin music (cha-cha-cha, cumbia, merengue etc... It was a sad day at work today. May Deisi find peace and happiness wherever she is now. My deepest sympathy to her family. GOD BLESS....

Anonymous said...

We are heartbroken at the office. Everywhere you looked grown men and women were in tears. She was like a mother to all of us. Always so sweet and kind. I was so blessed to have her in my life for all these years. I will miss her deeply.

Anonymous said...

Miss deisy I will miss you dearly.you were always so sweet to me.my prayers go to your family and loved ones.

Anonymous said...

Que en Paz descanses nuestra querida prima, siempre te recodaremos por tu dulzura y alegre risa.  Rosita, m
Miriam, Mercedes, Mariester, Elba, Mariita, Gilda y Elita Robaina y todos nuestros hijos...



Anonymous said...

Deisi Alaez worked in my office. She was a very sweet lady. She would dress so cute and always smelling good. She will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to her & the family. God bless

Iliana said...

I can't believe this happened to her :(
She was so sweet and even though we weren't related by blood she was always so nice to me and my mom and dad
But I'm sure that she is in a very good place now... she deserves it.
Love you lots Deisi, you'll always have a special place in my memory.

Randy Economy said...

To all of you who have left these wonderful comments, I would like to learn more about Deisi and her life. Can someone drop me a note with more information about her, and perhaps a photo, and funeral arrangements when they are completed. Again, my HEART goes out to EVERYONE involved in the situation. God Blessings to You All!

Randy Economy

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families. May Deisi's family find peace in prayer and eventually ... in forgiveness. Death is not the end, but the beginning. RIP.

Anonymous said...

Deisi was an amazing mother of 3 and a grandmother of 5. She was an incredibly loyal and faithful friend to my mother and an "aunt" to me. She had the kindest of hearts and was truly "love" personified. Fortunate are we that were lucky enough to have had her in our lives. She leaves an emptiness in our hearts but puts a smile on our face, as we reminisce on so many wonderful memories. Rest in Peace, Tia Deisi. You will be greatly missed. ....Janel

Anonymous said...

Yesterday we learned of the unfortunate and untimely death of our dear Tia Deisi. There are no words to describe the utter grief that we are all feeling right now, and I cannot possibly imagine the shock and sorrow that has been thrust on my cousins as well. Tia Deisi was a very energetic person with a heart of gold and a smile that would brighten up any room. She was someone that would not think twice about giving you a helping hand or giving good advice. There is no doubt she was taken from us way too early. She had so many plans for this upcoming year and the future. We should all remember the good times we had with her and think she is with God now in a better place smiling down at us and probably wants nothing more than for the whole family to be together as she always requested. Some of us from Miami will be flying there on Thursday for the funeral. Please know that those of us that are not able to make it have her and the rest of the family in our thoughts prayers. My condolences to her 3 kids (our cousins) and 5 grandchildren. May she rest in peace.
Love, Elbita, Eduardo, Saily, Vivian and family

Rick Alaez said...

I am deeply sadden and heartbroken with the news. Deisi was a wonderful women;all heart, joyful and always full of happiness. If there was ever a role model for a stepmother, Deisi would be it.
Deisita, Nelson and Nancy my heart goes out to you, the kids and the rest of the family and may Deisi rest in peace.
Love always Rick Alaez.

Anonymous said...

I am deeply saddened about the loss of Deisi. I spent most of my childhoold at her house with Nancy. I have beautiful memories of her. She was always caring, and had a beautiful spirit. I pray for her and the whole family. The world has lost beautiful soul. She will be missed.


Anonymous said...

I am really saddened by this horrible accident. My best friend and I witnessed the whole accident, as we were just about to cross over Lambert Rd. when her car was struck. It's something that I know neither one of us will get out of our heads. Deisi seemed like a very nice, kind and good hearted person jsut by reading everyones kind words on here. I pray for her family and may god get you thru this difficult time of grief, but know that she is in a much better place. I still have mixed emotions about the drunk driver, but I pray for his parents as not only did his stupidity of driving drunk change Deisi families lives forever, he has also changed his parents lives forever. RIP Deisi!


Anonymous said...

We live in the neighborhood where this terrible tragedy happened and as I walked to the corner to see what was going on I was reminded of the early morning visitor to our house a few years back he too was drunk and behind the wheel of a truck when he finally came to a stop he had driven into our house though our daughter’s bedroom. We were lucky. The driver of the truck was sentenced to 5 days on a cal-trans crew he even got to pick his days and was allowed a year to fulfill his sentience his rights were given center stage while we were told there was nothing we could do. No amount of punishment can bring back a loved one but maybe by shinning a little light on these sad events we can prevent others from happening in the future.

Anonymous said...

Chester Oneal Willington Jr.
Unrepentant Drunk Driver

Anonymous said...

Yes, justice will prevail and lives will forever be affected. Just remember this is a two way tragedy, both lives have been taken (The young driver and victim driver). This incident will follow this kid forever. So many of us (people in general) take that chance after a few drinks... who knows how many times you had that close call or it just wasn't your time. Keep both families in your prayers and keep an open mind.

Anonymous said...

If you look up Brandon Dominguez on Facebook you will see his post on Jan 10th at 3:36 pm
"sippin on Olde English! Too bomb!!!"
and also pictures of him drinking beer... I hope the DA uses this in their case.

Anonymous said...

If you look up Brandon Dominguez on Facebook you will see his post on Jan 10th at 3:36 pm
"sippin on Olde English! Too bomb!!!"
and also pictures of him drinking beer... I hope the DA uses this in their case.

Anita Alaez said...

Deisi, We are distraught. You were a wonderful mother and friend. If there ever is a testament of how great of a person you were is that you were not only a great MOM to your own kids, Deisi, Nelson, and Nancy, you were also the best step mom we could have. The saddest thing is how this was so avoidable!! You are in a better place now.. Rest in peace. We love you Dad, Any, and the kids..

Anonymous said...

Brandon was sippin Old English at 6:36pm! Around 10pm that same night Deisi was killed..

Anonymous said...

Brandon was also boasting about getting drunk and glorifying beer and hard liqour on FACEBOOK LOOSER! I hope you die in jail. PUNK! Sylvia

Jorge Laureano said...


Anonymous said...

damn this is such a trip. Brandon was/is a friend of mine. I cant imagine whats going threw his head right now. May god be with him and the familiy of Deisi.

Anonymous said...

Sitting in county, its not whats going through his head that he needs to worry about, there may be alot of things going through him in the near furture

Anonymous said...

prayers for deisi and her family.

Regarding Brandon i pray for God and Deisi's family to forgive him. This is ridiculous i think its about time that the city of Fullerton does something and crack down on those bars in down town fullerton that are allowing underage drinking!

Marlene Batista and family said...

Deisi and her family have been a part of my family's life since they came from Cuba in 1968. Deisi's mother Ernestina opened up her home for my mom to have her baby shower when she was pregnant with me - she had no family, no siblings here in the U.S. but Ernestina and Deisi filled that void for her. Later when I turned 15 my beautiful quinceanera dress and my damas dresses were made by Deisi and Ernestina at their bridal shop in Hungtington Park. Deisi always had a smile on her face and the sweetest voice with only nice things to say to everyone. I had the pleasure of having a nice conversation with her several months ago on the phone out of the blue and saw her at an event in September. My family and I are just devastated to have lost such a wonderful friend and human being. I hope that Brandon gets the stiffest of sentences regardless of his age - he was old enough to know that drinking and driving is illegal and dangerous. Now her children and grandchildren will have to live with a void in their lives that he caused. I hope he thinks about this each night as he's sitting in a jail cell well into middle age. Until we start making severe examples of people like this families will continue to suffer the consequences.

Anonymous said...

To the Family of Deisi, My pray are with, We the people at Norwalk District will truely miss her

Anonymous said...

Despues de esta subita e inesperada perdida, todos los que conocian a mi prima, Deisi Alaez, siente un dolor muy grande y profundo. Todos nuestros corazones estan unidos rezando por esta alma tan bella. A pesar de que ya no estara fisicamente con nosotros siempre la recordaremos. Esperemos que mas personas creen la conciencia de manejar responsablemente.

Mariita y familia.

Love musica said...

My dear friend Deisi...I know you in Heaven now because you were an Angel on earth, thank you for welcoming me and my sister when we arrived from Cuba in 1971. You were always so patient and so nice to us. May God give your family the Peace they deserve.
Nos vemos algun dia. Besotes.

Daisy said...

My mother's memorial service and funeral arrangements are posted here for those who have requested them:

Daisy said...

My mother Deisi Alaez's funeral arrangements for those who have been requesting information.


thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Deisi Vazquez


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