A 24-year-old woman was killed and six other people injured when a driver believed to have been involved in a street race ran a red light and struck two cars, the California Highway Patrol said.
Michael Villalobos was driving a 2003 Acura just after midnight Saturday when he failed to stop for the light at Firestone Boulevard and Alameda Street in South Gate, the CHP said in a news release.
Villalobos’ car broadsided a 1997 Honda in the intersection, the CHP said. The 24-year-old driver of that car, whom the CHP did not identify, died at Saint Francis Medical Center.
Villalobos’ car struck another vehicle, resulting in major injuries to the 50-year-old woman driving the car and minor injuries to her passengers, ages 15 and 16, the CHP said.