WILLOWBROOK (CBSLA) — A deadly crash Saturday in Willowbrook involved street racing, according to the CHP.
Two cars were racing eastbound on East 131st Street. Another car was crossing the intersection at Towne Avenue. That’s when the collision happened around 10:30 p.m.
The crash involved the Camry and a grey Infiniti sedan that neighbors say was racing.
The driver of the Camry was identified as Bethany Holguin, 23, of Compton. She was killed in the crash and her 20-year-old brother, who was in the passenger seat, continues to fight for his life in the hospital Monday morning. The Camry was not involved in the alleged street race.
“We all ran out and we saw that it was an Infiniti that crashed into a Camry. We rushed to help the people. There was one young girl in the driver’s side. The passenger side was another young man. They were very injured. We took them out of the car. As we took them out of the car we were only able to take out the guy. Not the girl because she was really bad. Moments later someone said that they heard the girl say ‘help me’ two times and after that she passed away,” said a neighbor.
Neighbors who ran to help Holguin say she died instantly from the crash.
Neighbors also say that they saw people who were in the Infiniti jumping into a second car and leaving. A security video shows what witnesses say is the driver of the Infiniti walking over to a four-door car and getting into the back as two others got into the front and drove off.
Holguin’s family brought large bouquets of flowers and pictures of her during better days to the crash scene. They say she was holding down a job, working toward a nursing degree, and spent every spare moment with her 6-year-old daughter, Leila.
The CHP is looking for multiple suspects in the crash.
The CHP says the driver of the Infiniti is a man in his 30s who got away in a red sedan which they believe was the second car in that street race.