Second man charged in deadly LA street race

AP News
Posted: Mar 05, 2015 5:35 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who allegedly helped organize an illegal Los Angeles street race that killed two spectators has been charged with two counts of murder.

Irael Valenzuela, 38, also was charged Thursday with engaging in a street race that caused a concussion. Another alleged promoter of the race, 21-year-old Henry Gevorgyan was charged with the same counts on Tuesday.

Both men remain jailed.

Two men were killed and a third was seriously injured during a Feb. 26 race in Chatsworth when a souped-up Mustang went out of control and slammed into a crowd on the sidewalk.

Police initially said they believed Gevorgyan was the Mustang's driver. But Ricardo Santiago of the district attorney's office tells City News Service neither man was behind the wheel.