Boy, 6, Killed in Possible Racing Crash, Driver Arrested

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — Police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a violent car crash that killed a 6-year-old boy.

The boy died when the car he was riding in slammed into a light pole in Inglewood on Tuesday night.

The accident happened around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday near Prairie and Grace avenues.

The car, driven by Kimdrick Estrada, was traveling northbound on Prairie toward Florence when he lost control, veered into oncoming traffic and then slammed into the pole.inglewood-crash

Police say the child was partially ejected from the vehicle.

He was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Estrada, of Inglewood, was released from the hospital Thursday and booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, felony child endangerment, felony DUI, and being an unlicensed driver.

Police say Estrada was dating the boy’s mother.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that the car may have been racing with other vehicles. The posted speed in the area is 40 mph.

“There were some indications from witness accounts that speed was a factor,” said Inglewood police Sgt. Ed Ridens.

“There might be some other vehicles involved in some sort of speed contest,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Inglewood police at (310) 412-5211.

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8 comments

  • kindlady1

    How very tragic for this child to have not been seat belted in and for the driver to act so irresponsibly knowing an innocent child was in the vehicle. He should have not been speeding or engaging in any reckless activities with a small child in the car whatsoever. Not only he is going to have to face the responsibility of killing the boy, he has to live with knowing he killed the boy for the remainder of his life!

      • Just_be_saying

        It was reported, along with the fact the 20 yo driver did not have a license on other sources. Driver is current BF of child's mother.

        No license, that part of Inglewood, any bets the driver has at least one Z in his name?

  • commentallevouz

    Sad that people are killed by "speeding contests." To think that the car wasn't even built for speed at all. It's an economy sedan that's as slow as a turtle for crying out loud, just like all these hondas, toyotas, etc. that people think are sports cars? Are you kidding me? I can run faster than these cars.

    Anyway, rest in peace kid, and may this be a lesson to the need for speed kind of people. Public streets are not meant for racing, go to the track if you want to live your fantasy of being michael schumacher.


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