A suspected street-racing crash Wednesday night in Paramount killed one person and injured six.
The accident involved five vehicles. Two of the vehicles, both pickup trucks, may have been street racing. The accident happened at 7:25 p.m. at the intersection of Somerset Blvd. and Orange Ave. Witnesses told the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department that a black Chevrolet Silverado and a dark truck appeared to be racing northbound on Orange Ave.
One of the racing pickup trucks made it through the intersection untouched. That driver left the scene of the accident. The other pickup truck slammed into a 2004 silver Ford F150 as it was crossing through the intersection. A passenger in the F150, a woman in her 70s, was killed. The F150's driver was injured.
Four injury victims were in cars stopped at a red light. They were treated and released.
The driver of the Chevrolet pickup was taken into custody. Police are searching for the second pickup truck driver.
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