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Caller to 911 could be telenovela stars’ son after flipping cart: ‘My parents are going to be so mad at me’

Telenovela stars' son injured in golf-cart accident was worried his parents were going to be mad at him
Telenovela stars' son injured in golf-cart accident was worried his parents were going to be mad at him

WESTON, Fla. – “Why did I do this? Why did I do this? . . . My parents are going to be so mad at me.”

It’s unclear who made the emergency call since authorities have not confirmed that it was the voice of the 14-year-old son of two telenovela stars, Christopher Levy. On Sunday, deputies said Levy flipped a golf cart he was driving and was pinned underneath on Sunday.

The son of William Levy and Elizabeth Gutierrez suffered “major injuries to his knees,” according to Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies, and had to be airlifted to the hospital. Two females in the cart with him, one 13 and the other 14, were thrown from the golf cart and medics rushed them to local hospitals.

“We’re on the road, we flipped a golf cart,” the person on the other end of the line tells the dispatcher.

Investigators said that the teen apparently took a turn too fast, which caused the cart to roll near Lake Ridge Lane around 2:15 p.m. Sunday.

A photo appears to show the owner of the electric golf cart on the scene, former Major League Baseball player Rafael Furcal, who played for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles, Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins, and is a friend of the family. In that same photo are Christopher’s parents.

They did not speak to Local 10 about their son’s accident, but one of the boy’s baseball coaches at American Heritage School, Marcel Castaneda did, with the permission of the teen’s parents.

Castaneda said he had talked to Christopher the night of the accident.

“He’s very sad for what happened. He’s very worried about coming back to school — coming back to the baseball field. They’re kids, and I’m sure we’re going to have time in the future to talk about it. Right now, it’s more support. We’re just praying right now, a lot, for his quick recovery.”

People en Español wrote that Christopher has over half a million followers on Instagram. The magazine said that he recently taped an Old Spice commercial with his father and made his acting debut in the 2017 film “The Veil,” in which his father starred.

The 40-year-old Cuban actor, along with his starring roles in telenovelas and films, appeared on the 14th season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”

Levy took to Instagram Wednesday to thank those who have been praying for his son.

“With God, everything is possible and he protects his servants who cry out to him,” Levy wrote in Spanish. “Christopher is a child of Faith. We know that God was there with him and the other children and we have nothing but words of gratitude to God who never fails us.”

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Gracias a todos que sin conocernos oran por nuestro hijo Christopher como familia.. Que Dios sane a Christopher y los demás muchachos completo y rápidamente. Con Dios todo es posible y el protege a sus siervos que le claman. Christopher es un niño de Fe. Sabemos que Dios estuvo ahí con el y los demás niños y no tenemos más que palabras de gratitud a Dios que nunca nos falla!! Que El sane a Christopher para que pueda seguir siendo una luz brillante en el campo de béisbol y en todas las áreas de la vida. Cada vez que Christopher brilla en el campo, le da gracias a Dios y lo honra e inspira a otros a hacer el bien y tener fe en Dios de la manera que el lo hace. Es un líder! Que siempre tenga la sabiduría para usar las bendiciones de Dios para bendecir a otros. Amén!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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In March, he posted a photo on Instagram to mark Christopher’s 14th birthday calling him #champ and saying, “I am so proud of you.”


About the Authors:

Layron Livingston made the move from Ohio's Miami Valley to Miami, Florida, to join the Local 10 News team.

Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10's original, true crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local 10.com.