Driver Sought After South L.A. Street Racing Crash Kills Man, Critically Injures Woman Not in Race

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Los Angeles police were seeking a driver who fled after a deadly high-speed street racing crash in South L.A. early Sunday morning.

The crash killed a man and critically injured a woman, both of whom were not involved in the race, according to police.

One of the drivers racing, initially described by officials as critically injured, was later determined to be stable.

The other driver involved left the scene, police said.

According to LAPD, witnesses saw a BMW and a white sedan traveling at least 90 mph south on Central Avenue around 1:30 a.m.

The BMW hit a Ford SUV coming out of a business between 50th and 51st streets, launching the SUV about 175 feet in a southbound direction, authorities said.

Meanwhile, the BMW continued to drive out of control in a southbound direction before colliding with two other vehicles and finally coming to a stop, police said. No one in those two vehicles were injured.

A woman inside the SUV remained in critical condition after suffering head and body trauma, police said later in the evening.

A man inside the SUV also sustained injuries to his head and body, investigators said. After being rushed into surgery at a nearby hospital, he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the BMW was taken to the hospital and was last listed in stable condition.

The driver of the white sedan managed to avoid the SUV and fled, Detective Felix Padilla told KTLA. Police were searching for that driver.

Anyone with information can contact LAPD Central Traffic Division detectives at 213-833-3713, Officer Erie Poss at 213-486-0760 or the Central Traffic Division's watch commander at 213-486-3713. Anonymous tips can be forwarded to 800-222-8477.

KTLA's Marissa Wenzke contributed to this story.

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