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Disney Issues Statement After Death of Disney Cast Member




“We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our cast member Yesenia Aguilar and we offer our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and loved ones.”

Disney issued the statement after a cast member, Yesenia Lisette Aguilar, was killed by a drunk driver. She was 23 years old and eight months pregnant when a drunk driver took her life.

Aguilar was on a walk with her husband at 7:30am on Wendesday, August 12 near Disney California Adventure theme park. Drunk driver Courtney Pandolfi, 40, jumped the curb in her jeep and struck Aguilar. Pandolfi is a resident of Garden Grove, and already has 2 DUIs on her record. After the accident, Aguilar was rushed to the hospital, and gave birth to a daughter, Adalyn Rose, via caesarian. Unfortunately, Adalyn is still in critical condition.

Pandolfi was booked early Wednesday morning. Her charges include murder, DUI, and driving with a suspended license. Her bail is set at $1 Million.

Aguilar is survived by her husband James Alvarez. He has started a GoFundMe to raise money for medical and funeral expenses. You can donate here.

Hi I’m Carolyn, I’m a huge Disnerd! In my spare time I spend time with my Minnie Mouseketeer and planning my next Disney Vacation. I’m a huge believer in Disney Magic, and try to spread a little wherever I go!

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