A vigil was held Sunday night in Compton for a man killed during a February street takeover.  

On what would’ve been Raymond Olivares’s 28th birthday, friends, family members and local officials honored his life and expressed hope that his death would serve as a lesson to others. 

“Things like this shouldn’t happen, especially to people that don’t deserve it. He didn’t associate with these types of activities and that’s what took his life,” Olivares’ sister-in-law said.

Raymond Olivares
Raymond Olivares, 27, was struck and killed by a vehicle involved in an illegal street takeover in February. (KTLA)

Those who attended the vigil also spoke about the dangers of street takeover and expressed support for California Bill AB 645. If it becomes law, Los Angeles and other cities would install speed-safety cameras on streets prone to illegal racing and takeover activity.  

The bill just recently passed a committee vote and is headed for the full assembly.