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Garden Grove man dies in automobile race with his brother

A 21-year-old man was killed when he lost control of his car while racing his brother early Sunday in Garden Grove, authorities said.

The two cars had been speeding south on Deodara Street when the victim lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a light pole north of Westminster Avenue shortly before 1 a.m., the Garden Grove Police Department said in a statement.

Fire Department personnel extricated the man from the wreckage and transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department identified the victim as Caesar Michel of Garden Grove.

Michel’s brother, who was not identified in the police release, provided a statement to investigators at the scene. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the accident, police said.

 Police investigators are seeking additional witnesses. Anyone who may have seen the crash is asked to contact investigator Jason Perkins at (714) 741-5823.


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That is just sad. This young man had not even had the chance to see whit life had in store for him.

Very Very sad !!!!hope other young men and women learn from this..................


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