Celebrity restaurant owner and his young son die in fiery car wreck

Fox News reports that 60-year-old Andrea Bullo and his 13-year-old son Marco died in a fiery car crash that occurred on Tuesday night. 

It appears that the father and son are the victims of a drunk driver.

What we know:

The incident occurred on Mulholland Drive on Tuesday evening at about 9 p.m. Bullo and his son were traveling eastbound in their classic Mustang when a Toyota sedan, which was being driven at a rate of speed that was above the limit, hit them from behind.

The hit set both cars on fire as they went careening through the intersection. Witnesses noticed saw the explosion at a distance, and when they got to the scene they saw Bullo’s car engulfed in flames, while the suspect’s car was totaled.

Emergency personnel were called to the scene and quickly put out the fire, but it was too late for Bullo and his son. The fire was too aggressive and killed them both.

Meet the suspect

An investigation is currently being led into the crash. Authorities have yet to identify Bullo and his son as the victims. That information has been revealed by the victims’ friends on social media.

Authorities have, however, identified the suspect as 21-year-old Kevin Gonzales. He is believed to have been both drunk and speeding at the time of the crash, which he emerged from largely unscathed, receiving only minor injuries.

Gonzalez has been arrested and is being held on two charges of murder. His bail has been set at $4 million.

Remembering Bullo

Bullo was the Italian-born owner of Moonshadows Malibu. He purchased the Malibu beach restaurant, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, back in 2001, and it has since become a popular spot among celebrities.

NBC, following the crash, has spoken to frequenters of the restaurant, and they only had good things to say about Bullo.

“He had great integrity. He was honest to others and a family man. Just a good human being,” Michael Cardenas, a friend and fellow restaurant owner, said about Bullo.

The restaurant did close following the news of Bullo’s passing. It is unclear when or if it will reopen.