Two men pleaded no contest Friday to vehicular manslaughter for a street racing crash in Whittier in which a woman was fatally injured nearly two years ago.

Jacob Zamora and Corey Kiefer, both 24, were immediately sentenced to six years in state prison in connection with the Dec. 16, 2016, death of Natalie Volkoff, whose 11-year-old son survived the crash with minor injuries.

Zamora also pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of driving when his privilege was suspended or revoked, according to Paul Eakins of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Zamora, who was behind the wheel of a white Hyundai, and Kiefer, who was driving a black BMW, were speeding northbound on Colima Road when one of the motorists lost control of his car and struck the other vehicle, causing a spin that sent the Hyundai into the path of Volkoff’s oncoming Honda Accord just north of Mar Vista Street, authorities said.

Traffic investigators conducted an extensive investigation into the crash and determined that the two men were street racing, according to Whittier police.

Volkoff, 41, of Whittier, died at a hospital that night of multiple blunt force injuries. Her 11-year-old son suffered minor injuries, police said.

Zamora, of Anaheim, and Kiefer, of unincorporated Whittier, were arrested, but released pending further investigation into the crash. The two men were subsequently re-arrested in November 2017 and have remained behind bars since then, jail records show.

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