A young mom has died after a ‘street racer’ crashed into her car as she was on her way to collect her toddler daughter just hours before Mother’s Day.
The coroner’s office has identified the victim as Bethany Holguin, 23, of Compton, California.
Holguin was in a Toyota Camry along with her partner in Willowbrook, Los Angeles, on the way to collect their two-year-old daughter, when the crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Towne Avenue and 131st Street.
Holguin was driving the Camry when she was broadsided by a gray Infiniti that appeared to be engaged in an illegal street race with a red sedan, as reported by ABC 7.
The Camry driven by Holguin was not involved in the street racing.
Surveillance video shows two cars racing down the street at high speed shortly before the crash that left mangled wreckage at the scene.
NBC Los Angeles reported that the two vehicles had run through a stop sign moments before the crash.
Holguin was driving the Camry and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her partner was left with life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.
One eyewitness, Faviola Rodriguez, told ABC that the car was badly damaged and that the woman had asked him for help.
‘I couldn’t do nothing. I just saw her and she just asked for help. But she was really bad. Really, really bad,’ Rodriguez said.
Following the crash, the driver of the Infiniti jumped into the red sedan, before fleeing the scene, police said.
Police say they are looking for multiple suspects from the racing cars.