Street Racing Leaves Innocent Driver Dead

ROSEWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A 26-year-old motorist was killed when another driver, while racing with another motorist, ran a red light in the Rosewood community of unincorporated Los Angeles and struck his car, the California Highway Patrol said.

The driver of the car that hit Brandon Lamar Simpson is a 22-year-old Gardena man who is now under arrest. CHP says that the driver suffered moderate injuries.

Three passengers in that car were also hurt, one person seriously. A 24-year-old man suffered major injuries, a 16-year-old boy suffered moderate injuries and a 24-year-old man suffered minor injuries. All are residents of Gardena.

The crash occurred at 11:10 p.m. Friday in the area of Main Street and Rosecrans Avenue. The Dodge was going northbound on Main Street, racing another vehicle, when it ran the red light at the intersection and struck the driver side of a 1995 Chevrolet, the CHP said.

Simpson’s friends and family say he was enrolled at Los Angeles Trade Tech College where he was almost done with his plumbing certificate. He worked for his dad’s construction company.

Alcohol is being considered a factor in the crash, the CHP reported.

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