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Street Racing Suspected To Be The Cause Of Sylmar Crash That Killed Two People

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A crash between two cars in Sylmar Friday night that has killed two people and left three injured was suspected to have been the result of street racing, authorities believe.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m., a black compact car traveling southbound at a high speed on San Fernando Road collided possibly head-on with a silver van on the 14000 block. Two passengers in the black compact car were killed at the scene, while the suspected driver, a 21-year old, was taken to a nearby hospital and is listed in critical condition. A 45-year old mother and her 11-year old daughter were treated only for "minor injuries," according to KTLA.

The eyewitness driving behind the van when the crash happened described a violent crash that sent debris flying everywhere. "Saw some black things flying above her car, and then the car in front of hers... spun around, hit her again in the front... spun some more, and ended up on the sidewalk or the dirt there," said Ginny Taylor. One of the passengers killed was ejected from the black compact car, according to authorities.

Authorities do not believe the van was involved in street racing, and are on the search for the other vehicle said to have been racing with the black compact car. However, they don't have much to work with, as the only description they have is that it is possibly a "small silver car."