Authorities Monday identified a motorist involved in a hit-and-run crash in which he and his female passenger were killed on the Riverside (91) Freeway in the Compton area.
The crash was reported about 12:40 a.m. Saturday on the eastbound 91 Freeway west of Acacia Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Michael Fiorillo, 24, of Huntington Beach, and Jadelynn Kwok, 18, of El Monte, died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and the CHP. Kwok’s identity had been released earlier.
The CHP initially said their investigation revealed that the parties were with a group of street racers on the eastbound freeway but later deleted that finding.
Investigators reported that a Honda struck the left side of Fiorillo’s Toyota 4-Runner, sending the Toyota into the right dirt shoulder, where it struck a pole.
The Honda driver fled the scene in the vehicle.
Anyone with information about the crash or the suspect’s vehicle was asked to contact Officer A. Phillipson at the CHP’s South Los Angeles area office at 424-551-4000.