Investigators are on the hunt for multiple suspects involved in a street race that killed an innocent woman driving a Toyota Camry and critically injured her passenger at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in South LA's Athens Village community.
The California Highway Patrol said two vehicles were racing westbound on 131st Street when one of them ran through a stop sign and hit the white Camry. The driver of the Camry had the right-of-way and was heading south on Towne Avenue, authorities said.
Neighbors heard the loud crash and ran out of their homes to try to help. They said the people inside a grey Infiniti SUV that was involved in the crash, got into a red Sedan or Honda with the people they were racing against and took off.
The young woman driving the Camry, later identified as 23-year-old Bethany Holguin, of Compton, died at the scene. Paramedics transported the 30-year-old male in the passenger seat of the Camry to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Neighbors say drivers are constantly street racing and doing "donuts" in this area and believe there aren't enough police officers patrolling it.
Detectives are still looking for those involved in the street race. If you have any information about who they are, please call CHP immediately.