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Anaheim police Monday were looking for another motorist involved in what they suspect was a fiery street-racing crash that killed two 19-year-old men and left another victim fighting for his life.

Authorities have not released the names of the victims because they were so badly burned it will take DNA tests to identify them, said Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

Police were even having trouble determining the exact model of the car because of the fire damage, Wyatt said. They know it was an Infiniti from 2003 from the vehicle identification number, he added.

The crash happened about 2 a.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of West Ball Road, Wyatt said. The driver, who police believe was a 19-year-old Stanton resident, jumped a curb and lost control of the car, which sheared off a concrete light pole, careened into four or five parked cars in a lot and then slammed into an apartment complex, where it burst into flames, Wyatt said.

“It was horrific,” Wyatt said.

Anaheim firefighters view the wreckage of the street racer. Courtesy OnScene.TV

The other victim who died is believed to be a 19-year-old Fullerton resident, Wyatt said. A 24-year-old Anaheim man in the front passenger seat was ejected in the crash and was in critical condition, Wyatt said.

Investigators suspect the Infiniti’s driver was racing with another car, but there have been conflicting witness descriptions of the other vehicle, Wyatt said.

Some have told authorities it was a red Ford Mustang or Chevy Camaro while others have said a black Corvette was involved, Wyatt said.

Police were reviewing and working to obtain more surveillance video to get a better description of the other car, Wyatt said.

Anyone with information for investigators was asked to call Orange County Crime Stoppers, which accepts anonymous tips at (855) TIP-OCCS.

–City News Service 

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