Police are searching for the driver of a black Ford Mustang, captured on a surveillance video, speeding away from an alleged street race crash that killed a father of two children and left a teenager who is facing possible manslaughter charges in Rancho Cucamonga Thursday.
The deadly collision happened at the intersection of Rochester Avenue and Jersey Boulevard at around 4:15 p.m., according to details released from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Several witnesses spoke to investigators claiming two black Ford Mustangs were racing southbound Rochester Avenue when one of them suddenly slammed into the driver’s side of a 2010 Nissan Altima that was in the process of making a left turn from Jersey Boulevard.
Both cars stopped on the southwest corner of the intersection, the Nissan suffered damage all the way to the passenger compartment, said the Sheriff’s Department.
Julio C. Lopez, the 46-year-old of Pomona was identified as the driver of the Nissan Altima and was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, he did not survive.
The teenager involved was a 16-year-old Rancho Cucamonga resident, he was driving one of the Mustangs involved in the collision, he has since been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, said Teresa McMahon from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department Thursday.
Authorities continue to search for the fleet driver of the second Mustang, described as the year 2000 to 2003 model that had a hood scoop.
The driver is believed to be a black male, early twenties and wearing a backward hat, according to a news announcement.
The driver was believed to be a black man in his early twenties wearing a backward hat, according to the news release.
Anyone who has knowledge on the incident is asked to call the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department as soon as possible.
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