Authorities stated street racing may have been associated when a speeding car struck into a tree in Northridge late Friday, killing all 4 occupants.
The crash happened about 11 p.m. Friday, when the motorist of the silver BMW lost control of the vehicle while speeding east on Lassen Street together with a dark-colored sedan, stated Officer Shane Bales of the Los Angeles Police Department. The BMW crossed into approaching traffic lanes near Balboa Boulevard and struck a light pole prior to knocking into a tree.
Flames engulfed the automobile and the impact was so serious that it ejected the car’s engine, Bales informed. The car broke into a number of pieces.
The victims were recognized as Martin Gomez, 20, of Granada Hills, who was stated to be at the wheel; Denney Lomeli, 20, of North Hills; Leena Ammari, 21, of Reseda; and Amanda Alfar belonging to Panorama City, whose family informed she was 21.
The two guys were seated in the front and the girls in the backseat, authorities stated. All four were killed immediately.
Joanne Falahat, Alfar’s aunt, stated her niece had headed out to dinner Friday night to celebrate another friend’s birthday.
Police are still looking for the driver of the other vehicle that was seen driving alongside the BMW.
It was last observed speeding down Balboa Boulevard and did not stop, authorities said. Cops suspect the drivers of the two cars may have been racing.