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2 dead in hit-and-run crash in Palmdale

A hit-and-run accident possibly involving street racing left two dead in Palmdale early Wednesday.

Investigators are looking for the driver of a black Dodge Challenger, who crashed into a Toyota Corolla around 12:30 a.m. on Rancho Vista Boulevard near 11th Street West, next to the Antelope Valley Mall.

The Toyota spiraled out of control and struck a nearby lamppost, catching fire, Lt. Al Barajas of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Palmdale Station said.

Video from the scene shows the Toyota engulfed in flames.

The two people inside, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead at the scene. They have not been identified by the authorities.

“They were pretty badly burned,” Barajas said.

The driver left his Challenger behind, presumably leaving in another vehicle.

Street racing was likely at stake in the crash, Barajas said.

Anyone with information can contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at (661) 272-2400.





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