Man Killed in Racing Crash in Santa Ana

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Man Killed in Racing Crash in Santa Ana

by Contributing Editor

A motorist died in a fiery crash as a result of two other drivers street racing in Santa Ana Thursday.

It happened just before 11:45 a.m. at Bristol Street and Santa Clara Avenue, said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

A BMW and another vehicle were racing north on Bristol when the BMW slammed into a Ford F-150 pickup making a left turn on Santa Clara to southbound Bristol, Bertagna said.

The pickup skidded 60 to 70 feet into a wall and caught fire, he said.

Two residents nearby dashed out of their home to help pull the driver out as a police officer on scene helped extinguish the blaze, he said.

The driver was rushed to UC Irvine Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, he said.

The BMW’s driver was also rushed to an area hospital. It was not known how badly that driver was hurt, but the car was totaled, Bertagna said.

Police were looking for the vehicle that was racing the BMW, he said.

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