Crime and Safety

Two racers in custody after hitting & killing a student

Los Angeles County, California – According to several media sources, two motorists were arrested after a USC student was murdered while crossing a road near campus.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the victim as Arian Rahbar, 21. According to police, Rahbar was walking home from the store and was crossing Jefferson Boulevard near his residence when two street racers came barreling down the street and struck him.

According to a Los Angeles Police Department dispatcher, the car that hit him was traveling eastbound on Jefferson. Rahbar was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the motorist who hit him was involved in a street race with another vehicle.

Rahbar is the 101st pedestrian killed by a vehicle in the Los Angeles area this year, according to the LAPD.

The two automobiles involved are believed to be members of a racing car club in the area.

“I believe one of them is an Infiniti, the other one was a Challenger Hellcat, pretty souped-up,” Moreno said, adding that both vehicles were equipped for racing.

Both racers stayed at the scene, according to authorities, and are now in custody.

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