Prosecutor: 100 MPH Crash Killed ‘TapouT’ Founder

Charles 'Mask' Lewis killed in '09 wreck

SANTA ANA (AP) — Prosecutors say skid marks show a man charged in the death of TapouT clothing line founder Charles “Mask” Lewis Jr. was going more than 100 mph before crashing into Lewis’ red Ferrari.

Deputy District Attorney Jason Baez said Tuesday that 53-year-old Jeffrey David Kirby was speeding when he lost control and crashed into Lewis’ high-end sports car.

The mixed-martial arts entrepreneur better known to fans as the “Mask” died in the March 2009 wreck in Newport Beach.

Prosecutors say Kirby had a blood-alcohol level of nearly twice the legal limit two hours after the collision.

Defense attorney Mark Fredrick says Kirby had been drinking but blames Lewis for driving at a “frightful” speed that caused the accident.

Kirby has pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated.

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  • finga fukya

    Ferrari can’t handle a 100mph crash and they make then to go over 150mph looks like a suit against Ferrari. Poor shouldn’t have split in half should of had a safety cage type frame and stronger A pillars

  • willblogforlols

    Okay forget what I said earlier about the Victoria’s Secret costumes…this image is far scarier.

  • george aka cooler

    who is the FOOL I SAID FOOLto go over 100 in our streets,even if he lived he is crazy, the police should take there lics. for good

  • Mel Gibson

    oh c’mon

    100 MPH is not that fast if you know how to drive

  • cougo

    Where in this article does it say that the Ferrari was speeding?

  • leroybrown

    Close the border

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