'Black In America' Rapper MC Supreme Killed In PCH Crash
A 90s rapper best known for his song "Black In America" was killed in a PCH crash on Saturday morning.
Dewayne Coleman, also known by his stage name MC Supreme, was sitting in the driver's seat of a parked car on the shoulder of PCH near Corral Canyon Road when an eastbound pickup truck crashed into it around 6:20 a.m. The crash caused the car Coleman was sitting in to crumple, and the pickup truck flipped then crashed into another pickup truck also parked on the shoulder.
According to CBS 2, 46-year old Coleman was killed at the scene, while a woman in the passenger seat of his car was taken to the hospital with injuries. The passengers in the parked pickup truck were uninjured.
Although authorities haven't released the identity of the man killed in the crash, Coleman's death was confirmed by his sister to City News Service. "He was a positive person, dedicated to working with young people," in keeping them away from gangs, said Irene Coleman. He released the single "Black In America" in 1990 as part of the compilation album We're All In The Same Gang, which also featured the anti-violence hit song of the same name by the rap supergroup The West Coast Rap All-Stars.
"We are devastated," said Irene Coleman of her family.
Authorities closed eastbound lanes of PCH for six hours after the crash, and eventually arrested the pickup truck driver, 33-year old Philip Thomas Torres II of Oxnard, on suspicion of a DUI.
The location of the crash is near where the now-Caitlyn Jenner was involved in a fatal crash on PCH.
Ever looking for an opportunity to grandstand on politics, actor Rob Lowe tweeted that the crash was somehow "Exhibit A" of Malibu's poor leadership: