Two motorists have been detained after a USC student was killed while crossing a street near the campus, according to media reports.
The student, described as a man between ages 18 and 25, was crossing Jefferson Boulevard at Harvard Boulevard near his home when he was struck at about 3 p.m. Saturday, Los Angeles police said.
The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Jefferson when it struck the student, who was crossing at Harvard, a dispatcher said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver stopped, the dispatcher said.
Multiple media reports have said the vehicle was in a street race with another vehicle at the time of the crash and both drivers were taken into custody.
“You have two cars, possibly from two local car clubs that are known for racing, doing the street racing, so we’re still piecing that together, but unfortunately, it’s something you’re seeing a lot more of nowadays,” LAPD Detective Ryan Moreno told KTLA5.