Suspect Named In Street Racing Crash That Killed 2 Pedestrians And Injured A Third

CHATSWORTH (AP/CNS/FOX 11) - Two pedestrians were killed by a hit-and-run driver Thursday in Chatsworth and a third was seriously injured in an accident that authorities blamed on street racing.

UPDATE:

Los Angeles police have identified the suspected driver in a street-racing crash that killed two spectators and injured a third in the San Fernando Valley.

The LAPD says it's searching for 21-year-old Henry Gevorgyan and wants the public's help.

Police believe Gevorgyan was driving a souped-up Mustang that went out of control and plowed into spectators during a Chatsworth race at about 2:15 a.m. Thursday. The driver fled after the accident.

A 26-year-old man and a 50-year-old man were killed. A third man is hospitalized in critical condition.

Meanwhile, City Councilman Mitch Englander tells the Los Angeles Daily News (http://bit.ly/1MWUBlI ) he'll introduce an ordinance allowing police to seize cars involved in street racing or reckless driving resulting in serious injury or death.

The accident occurred in the 21400 block of Plummer Street around 2:15 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported.

Los Angeles police Capt. John McMahon said the accident was being investigated as a hit-and-run.

"We have every indication to believe this was street racing,'' McMahon said.

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