Suspect surrenders in fatal Los Angeles street race crash

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Posted: Mar 01, 2015 9:40 AM

(Reuters) - A driver has surrendered to police after fleeing the scene of an illegal street race near Los Angeles, where two died after he lost control of his sports car and plowed into a crowd, police said on Sunday.

Henry Gevorgyan, 21, turned himself in late on Saturday, according to an officer at the Los Angeles Police Department's central division.

Police had searched for Gevorgyan after Thursday's incident, saying he did not stop to help those injured after losing control of his Ford Mustang. Two pedestrians were killed and a third person injured in the collision, police said.

Police had said they planned to press murder charges against Gevorgyan, according to the Los Angeles Times.

(Reporting by Letitia Stein in Tampa, Fla.; Editing by Rosalind Russell)