Monday, March 7, 2011 at 2:07 p.m.
No extra "lives" in real world street racing.
UPDATE, MARCH 7, 2:07 P.M.: The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department has identified the driver who died in the high-speed street race as Caesar Michel, a resident of Garden Grove. Michel's brother has not been identified.
ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 7, 10:12 A.M.:
In the early hours of Sunday morning, a pair of brothers was street racing along Deodara Street in Garden Grove when one lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a light pole, just north of Westminster Avenue.
Garden Grove officials are still gathering details, but when police and fire personnel arrived at the scene around 12:45 a.m., one of the cars appeared to have rolled and made contact with a light pole after traveling at a "high rate of speed." The 21-year-old driver was the only occupant in the car and was trapped inside when authorities arrived.
After being extricated from the vehicle and rushed to the hospital, the young man was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The surviving brother remained at the scene following the accident and told police that the two were related. The name of the victim and his brother have not yet been released to the public.