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Suspected Racing Accident Kills Three

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

Police in are currently searching for a street racer that caused a chain reaction accident that killed two teenagers and a UPS driver.

Details about the Fatal Accident

KTLA News is reporting that one street racer remains behind bars and another is being sought by police after an accident that happened on Monday that killed multiple people.

The alleged street race resulted in one of the vehicle that was racing slamming into a UPS truck on Saturday. The collision with the truck caused the truck to flip over the center divider into oncoming traffic near Washington Boulevard, which, in turn, triggered a multiple vehicle accident, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Two teenagers, 19-year-old Michelle Littlefield, and 18-year-old Brian Lewandowski were identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Monday as two of the three people who died in the accident.

The third victim has yet to be positively identified, but relatives have identified the UPS driver as Scott Treadway.

Two others who were in the Nissan with the teenagers were sent to the hospital with serious injuries. According to the parents of one of the victims, they were returning home from a trip to Disneyland.

Not long after the accident, police arrested 35-year-old Dealio Lockhart of Whittier, under suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. Lockhart remains in jail with a bond that was set at $1 million. Chagres against Lockhart are pending, but he is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.

Police are currently looking for the second driver, who was driving a dark-colored Dodge Charger. No further description of the vehicle or the driver have been released at this time.

Important Information about Speeding

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

In 2012, 42 percent of drivers who were caught speeding had a BAC level of over the legal limit.
Fatalities related to speeding increased 2 percent from 2010-2011.
37 percent of males 21-24 who were involved in fatal crashes were speeding at the time of the accident.


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