Police in Los Angeles are seeking the driver of a Ford Mustang and witnesses after they say the vehicle lost control and plowed into a crowd of people during a street race, killing two and seriously injuring another.
The crash happened in the Chatsworth area of LA in the San Fernando Valley after 2 a.m. Thursday. The LA Times reports the Mustang was traveling westbound in an area known for street racing near Canoga Avenue and Plummer Street when it lost control and hit three pedestrians on the sidewalk. The car hit the curb, spun 180 degrees and hit a utility pole before coming to rest on the sidewalk.
One pedestrian died at the scene and another died at the hospital, according to news reports. Another is in critical but stable condition at a local hospital, but is expected to survive. Police say they believe the injured were among spectators to a street race. "Dozens" of people were watching from the sidewalk, but all of them fled after the crash, police said.
Also missing is the driver of the Mustang, said to be a man in his 20s. TV station ABC7 reports police are searching for the driver of another car the Mustang may have been racing, although the Times says police aren't sure if that happened or if the Mustang was showing off solo before the crash.
The area is fairly well-known for street racing and is often referred to as Canoga Speedway, a place where drivers and spectators go to race and also film races for awesome YouTube videos that police often refer to as "evidence."
Anyone with information is asked to contact LA police at (818) 684-8000. This serves as your daily reminder that people who street race are pieces of human garbage.