INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — A 6-year-old boy was killed in a crash in Inglewood on Tuesday night, and police say street racing may have been involved.
The accident happened around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday near Prairie and Grace avenues.
The car was traveling northbound on Prairie toward Florence when the driver lost control, veered into oncoming traffic and then slammed into a light pole.
Police say the child was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver was initially reported to be the boy’s father.
Police now say he is not the boy’s biological father, but he does have some relationship with the boy’s mother.
The driver was taken to a local hospital for his injuries. There was no immediate word on his condition.
Inglewood police said they would be arresting the man after he is treated, but they would not specify the charges against him.
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.