Credit: CBS Los Angeles
SAN MARINO, CA (July 4, 2019) – Gabriel Crispo, 49, was killed while walking his dog when two cars street racing crashed and struck them in the center media.
Crispo was walking his dog on Huntington Drive around 10:35 a.m. when two cars that were allegedly street racing crashed into each other, causing one to spin out and strike Crispo in the center media. Crispo’s girlfriend of 15 years, who was following behind, heard a loud noise before seeing Crispo laying in the lanes on the other side of the street. Both Crispo and his dog were pronounced dead at the scene.
The San Marino Police Department stated that witnesses recalled seeing a white Mercedes-Benz and a blue Toyota racing each other westbound on Huntington Drive, near Kenilworth Avenue, prior to the fatal accident. Two 17-year old boys have been arrested following the crash, on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
Crispo taught ESL at Pasadena College and was beloved by his colleagues and students. Mourners left flowers and candles where Crispo was killed. In the street, tire skid marks could be seen.
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