Authorities Monday identified a man and a boy who were killed, along with a second man, when the car in which they were riding collided with another vehicle, possibly during a street race in the south Los Angeles area.
The crash was reported about 10:55 p.m. Sunday at Central and Florence avenues, said California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball.
Quindien Holmes, 23, and Myshawn Logan, 14, both of Los Angeles, died at the scene, along with a man in his 20s, whose name was withheld pending notification of his relatives, the coroner’s office reported.
The three were riding in a 2007 Toyota that collided with a Jeep, the CHP reported.
According to the CHP, a 20-year-old Hawthorne man was driving the Toyota east on Florence Avenue “at an unsafe speed” when he “lost control … to the right” and the car hit the Jeep, which was also eastbound.
The driver of the Toyota, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, the CHP reported.
The 28-year-old Los Angeles woman driving the Jeep was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to the CHP, which reported that “alcohol and/or drugs were not determined to be a factor in the collision at this time.” No arrests were reported.
Following the crash, a “combative” crowd of 150-200 people gathered at the scene, Kimball said.
A videographer said the vehicles may have been racing.
Video from the scene showed firefighters around a black sedan next to a Wells Fargo Bank building.
An officer at the scene reported that the car slammed into a brick area just east of the front entrance and that one window was smashed.
Firefighters were called just after midnight to attend to a family member of a victim who collapsed, the CHP said.
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