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Man, Woman Killed In Mid-City Crash

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A man and a woman were killed and two other men were seriously hurt in a horrific crash that may have been linked to a street race in the Mid-City area.

The crash was reported at 10:13 p.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles Fire officials said.

Diego Portillo-Marquez, 18, the driver of a Toyota Scion involved in the crash, was pronounced dead the scene. A woman in her 20s who was also in the car was also killed.

A 21-year-old man who had been a passenger in the Scion was taken to a trauma center in critical condition, officials said.

Witnesses said the Scion had been going as much as 100 mph when it lost control, crossed into oncoming lanes and was T-boned by a Toyota Tacoma truck before it rolled over and ended up on its side.

The Scion, which was believed to be racing another car, was unrecognizable as firefighters tipped it back onto its wheels.

Residents of the area said speeding and racing is a common problem.

"Usually these cars, [they're going] something like 60, 70 mph all the time," Arcadio Racandaz said.

A 44-year-old man from the truck was hospitalized in fair condition.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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