Andrea Bullo, owner of Moonshadows Malibu and his 13 year old son have been killed in a fiery Mulholland Drive crash after a 21-year-old suspected drunk driver rear-ended their vintage Mustang.
Andrea Bullo and his Marco Bullo, were pronounced dead on the scene yesterday following the smash in Woodland Hills at around 9pm.
Andrea Bullo was 60 years old while his son, Marco Bullo was 13.
Lt Matthew Bielski, with the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division, told KTLA a preliminary investigation suggested Kevin Gonzalez was traveling east on Mulholland Drive when his Toyota Camry collided with a 1960s-era Mustang.
Both cars immediately burst into flames, authorities said, with video from the scene showing a blaze on the front of Gonzalez’s Toyota Camry, while the Mustang was engulfed in a flames.
Firefighters acted quickly to put the fire out — but it was too late to save the Bullos.
Gonzalez, however, managed to escape his Toyota Camry and sustained only minor injuries.
He was filmed doing a sobriety test at the scene.
Police say Gonzalez has now been arrested on two counts of murder, and is being held on a $4million bond.
Who was Andrea Bullo?
Bullo was born and raised in Murano, Italy before he immigrated to the United States.
He received certificates from the UCLA Hotel Restaurant Management Program, and in 1989 he joined Spectrum Food Line, a group of restaurateurs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County and San Diego.
Bullo opened Moonshadows Malibu with a group of friends of Italian descent in 2001, combining typical Venetian cuisine with American fare.
The restaurant has since received awards including the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, the Michelin Award and The Best of City Search. It is now on Yelp’s list of 100 places to dine.
Bullo had been set to travel back to Italy to visit his mother during the Thanksgiving holiday, an Italian outlet reports, and she would then join him in the United States for Christmas.