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Two cars in flames after apparent street race, but no drivers

October 15, 2012 |  6:43 am

Approximate location of incident shown in black

Police are looking for two drivers involved in a suspected street-racing crash in Boyle Heights after they discovered two vehicles fully engulfed in flames.

When firefighters arrived in the 2700 block of Washington Boulevard just after midnight, they found a burning SUV and Corvette. The drivers were nowhere in sight.

Authorities say they received a call just before midnight reporting street racing and some vehicles doing donuts on the street.

Then, at about 12:18 a.m. Sunday, the fire department got a call about the two vehicles on fire.

Just one minute later, authorities received a call reporting that one of the vehicles — the SUV — had been stolen.

Witnesses said there had been about 50 parked cars near the scene of the alleged street racing.

Police assume that the drivers of the two vehicles were perhaps picked up, but no witnesses have come forward.

There have been no reports of anyone being admitted to the hospital as a result of a crash.


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Map: Approximate location of incident shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.