COMPTON, Calif. - Two women were killed following a crash after an apparent street takeover in Compton, authorities said.
Officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said witnesses reported a street takeover with dozens of cars doing stunts and racing at the intersection of West Stockwell Street and North Wilmington Avenue.
During the alleged street takeover just before 11:45 p.m. Sunday, two vehicles were involved in a collision and two women were ejected from a red Honda Civic.
According to sheriff’s officials, a good Samaritan stopped to render aid. A short time later, first responders declared the driver and passenger dead at the scene.
The driver of the second vehicle, who was not seriously injured, said the Honda sedan ran a red light. However, that has not been confirmed by authorities.
"I didn’t even see the car. All I saw was red…when I hit the car, I blacked out, and I don’t remember what happened after I hit the car," the second driver said.
Investigators are working to determine whether the victims were involved in the street takeover or were innocent bystanders.
The names of the victims have not been released.
No arrests have been made and the cause of the crash is under investigation.