MELROSE—Authorities identified two drivers who died after a street racing accident in the Melrose region on Monday, March 30.
A report of a car crash was made about 2:00 a.m. that transpired at Highland and Melrose Avenue. Four people in two different BMW sedans were racing southbound on Highland Avenue south of Melrose Avenue when they collided into palm trees.
Nathaniel Joseph, 28, and Keante Hoyett, 27, were found dead at the scene. Another victim, who was described as a man in his 30s passed away at a nearby hospital. His name is being withheld until his body is identified by next of kin. One of the female passengers in one of the vehicles was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Nationwide statistics reveal that 49 people are injured for every 1,000 who participate in illegal street racing.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact detectives at 213-473-0234 or 213-473-0222; 877-LAPD-24-7; or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.