An investigation continued Friday into the death of a man in his 40s who was struck and killed by a vehicle involved in a street race while he was jogging with his dog and girlfriend in San Marino.
Coroner’s officials did not immediately release the victim’s name, but friends identified him to reporters as Gabriel Crispo, a professor at Pasadena City College.
Two 17-year-old boys who were allegedly involved in a street race that led to the death of Crispo — and his dog — were taken into custody on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, Sgt. Robert Matthews of the San Marino Police Department said.
The man was struck around 10:35 a.m. Thursday on Huntington Drive near Kenilworth Avenue, San Marino police Detective Vince Wilson said.
“Two vehicles were seen traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Huntington Drive approaching Kenilworth Avenue,” Wilson said. “Witnesses stated the two vehicles appeared to be racing. The two vehicles collided, causing one of them to lose control, striking the pedestrian and his dog in the center median.”
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.
Anyone with information on the accident was urged to call Wilson at 626-300-0728 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).