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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.