Updated 1:05 p.m. March 1, 2015
A man suspected of driving a Ford Mustang modified for illegal racing that struck and killed two spectators as well as injuring a third person during a Chatsworth street race has been booked on suspicion of murder, Los Angeles police said Sunday.
Henry Michael Gevorgyan, 21, walked into the Los Angeles Police Department‘s Central station at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, accompanied by his attorney, and was booked, department officials said.
Gevorgyan had been wanted since he fled the crashed vehicle about 2:05 a.m. Thursday.
One of the victims, 26-year-old Eric Siguenza of Los Angeles, died at the scene and a man in his 50s — whose name was being withheld pending notification of kin — died at a hospital, according to the coroner’s office and police. A third man was hospitalized with serious injuries.
The crash happened in the 21400 block of Plummer Street, near Canoga Avenue.
Two cars, one of them a Ford Mustang modified for illegal street racing, were racing when the Mustang crashed into the victims, who were among an estimated 60 people watching the cars race, police said.
The vehicles were racing westbound on Plummer Street from Canoga Avenue when the Mustang crashed, LAPD Detective Bill Bustos said.
Video broadcast by ABC7 showed the Mustang racing another car before it veered to the right and crashed.
“This investigation is active and fluid,” an LAPD news statement said. “We encourage the community to provide us with information and leads on this matter, to include information on the second participant in this race.”
— City News Service