Northridge fatal crash
The burned-out BMW at the crash scene. All four victims died in the fiery wreckage. Photo: OnSceneTV

Los Angeles police Sunday released video of a black sedan suspected of being involved in a street racing crash in Northridge Friday that killed four people.

Police asked for the public’s help to identify the driver of the sedan or report the whereabouts of this car shown below.

The suspect vehicle caught on surveillance video seconds after the deadly crash. Photo: LAPD

Killed in the crash were Amanda Alfar, 22, of Panorama City; Leena Ammari, 21 of Reseda; Martin Gomez, 20, of Granada Hills, and Denney Lomeli, 20, of North Hills, according to Lt. Dave Smith of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

It was unclear which male occupant drove the car, Smith said.

The crash was reported at 10:56 p.m. Friday in the 9900 block of Balboa Boulevard, near Lassen Street, Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department said. All four victims were determined to be dead at the scene, Stewart said.

All four occupants were in a silver BMW 340i that was racing eastbound on Lassen Street with a dark-colored sedan when the driver of the BMW lost control of his car east of Balboa Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The car went in a northeasterly direction into the westbound lanes of Lassen Street, where it hit a light pole on the north side of Lassen. The BMW continued northeast, where it struck a tree, and the impact caused the car to burst into flames.

The dark-colored sedan was last seen speeding east on Lassen Street without stopping.

Detectives Lisset Fuentes and P. Rivera from the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division asked anyone who saw the crash to call them at (818) 644-8029 or (818) 644-8036. Tipsters can also call LAPD’s 24-hour tipline at (877) LAPD-24-7 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

–City News Service

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