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Long Beach street race ends with three deaths

August 22, 2010 | 11:01 am

Long_Beach_Crash Three Long Beach residents were killed early Sunday when a car that had been racing down Ocean Boulevard smashed into a concrete sign, police said.

The driver of a Mustang was racing the driver of a Taurus eastbound on Ocean just after midnight when the two cars collided; the Mustang spun out of control and crashed into a concrete sign in the median, Long Beach police said. Three passengers were thrown from the car and two, a 32-year-old woman and another unidentified female, were pronounced dead at the scene. A 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said.

The driver, an 18-year-old man, also was pronounced dead at the scene.

The occupants of the Taurus, both 17-year-old boys, didn't suffer major injuries and fled the scene on foot. The Long Beach residents were arrested later for fleeing the scene of an accident, and the car was found to be stolen, police said. The driver did not have a license.

Anyone with information can call the Long Beach police accident investigations at (562) 570-7355.

-- Raja Abdulrahim

Photo: A view of the crash scene. Credit: KTLA