Man killed after car slams into crowds during illegal street race in Carson


Two cars seen after a fatal crash in Carson on December 27, 2020 (KTLA)

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A man was killed and at least three others were injured when a car slammed into crowds during a major illegal street race in Carson on Christmas Day, officials said.

The collision happened around 1:30 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of 230th Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

At the time, hundreds of cars and people were gathered for the street racing event, said Sgt. Wendland from Carson County Station.

At least two vehicles were racing when they crashed and one struck at least four people, including the man who died, officials said.

The victim has been identified as Daniel Patten II, 66, of Long Beach, the LA County Coroner’s Office told the Los Angeles Times.

Authorities did not provide information on the conditions of the other injured people.

No arrests had been made in connection with the fatal accident on Sunday afternoon, according to Wendland.

Video from Friday’s scene showed two sedans sitting on top of a sidewalk. A black vehicle sustained significant damage to its front hood and a blue one appears to have been hit in the rear.

The incident is still under investigation and no further details are available.


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