Woman killed by suspected street racer in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman was killed by a man suspected of street racing in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, police said.

Investigators believe two or three vehicles were racing when one of the drivers lost control of his vehicle, striking the victim who was driving a Prius in West Hills, Officer Mike Lopez, a police spokesman, said.

The woman died at the scene. The driver, whose name has not been released, was taken to the hospital in critical condition, fire officials said. He was in police custody.

Sgt. Mark Guardado told KCBS-TV the stretch of Vanowen Street where the crash occurred is known for illegal street racing. Investigators planned to review surveillance video to determine how fast the cars might have been going.

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