Car hits crowd at illegal street racing event in Carson, killing 1 and injuring several more – CBS Los Angeles


CARSON (CBSLA) – A photographer during a street race was hit and killed on Friday after a car lost control and crashed into crowds of spectators.

The illegal street racing and crash happened around 1:30 p.m. on Christmas Day near East 230th and Banning Streets, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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Several other people were injured in the crash, but the extent of their injuries was unclear.

The crash victim who died at the scene has been identified as photographer and videographer Daniel Patten, also known as Dano Live.

Pictured is Daniel Patten, who was killed after a car crashed into a crowd of spectators during a street racing show in Carson on December 25, 2020 (Source: family photo)

Patten was there to take photos of the event, which takes place on Christmas Day every year.

His girlfriend and other close friends held a vigil for Patten on Saturday night, where they talked about her love of cars and her big heart.

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Patten’s girlfriend says she hopes those involved in the crash will be arrested and people stop illegal street racing.

No arrests have been made in connection with the fatal accident so far, and no one has tried to help Patten after being beaten, according to his friends.

“No one tried to help,” said a friend of Patten’s. “I don’t know if that was even possible due to the severity of his injuries, but the mere fact that no one took the time to call 911 is really sad.”

The pilots who were running and crashed into the crowd fled, leaving the LASD with no suspicious information.

LASD’s Carson station says this is an active investigation and is asking anyone with information on the suspects to immediately call the station at 310-830-1123.

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