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Street Racing May Have Caused Mid-City Crash That Killed Mother

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A woman was killed early this morning in Mid-City when she was rear-ended by a speeding car, causing her to lose control of her car, flip over and slam into a light pole. Her 2-year-old daughter survived the hit-and-run.

Angel Cobarrubia, 31, died at the scene of the crash at 1:45 a.m. this morning in the 5200 block of West Washington Boulevard, according to NBC Los Angeles. Cobarrubia's daughter was basically unharmed but hospitalized as a precaution. She was in a car seat that wasn't buckled, and then she was flung from it due to the force of the crash, according to ABC 7. Cobarrubia wasn't wearing her seat beat.

A neighbor who witnessed the crash rushed out to help. Manuel Savinon told NBC this heartbreaking story of rescuing the baby: "The baby was standing up on the mother and I just reached in and grabbed her and slowly pulled her out because I didn't know if she was hurt. I just grabbed her away from the car because it was still smoking. She was holding onto her mother and didn't want to let go. I just snatched her away and ran away from the car."

Investigators are looking at four different surveillance video cameras to figure out what happened. It appears the Cobarrubia was rear-ended by a speeding car headed eastbound on Washington. The street was shut down this morning while police investigated. Police told ABC 7 they are looking for two cars who may have been involved. They stopped at the scene briefly but then continued on without offering any help.

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LAPD Capt Edward Pape told Fox News, "If you're involved in an accident, you need to stop and render aid and make sure somebody is OK. In this case here, they didn't."

Here are some photos from the crash: