Spechelle Pope Among 2 Killed in Fiery Traffic Crash Involving Street Race in Palmdale
Palmdale, California (June 9, 2021) – Spechelle Pope, 28, has been identified as one of the two people who died after a suspected street race ended in a fiery crash in Palmdale, Los Angeles, early Wednesday morning.
The 12:30 a.m. crash happened at 11th Street West and Rancho Vista Boulevard, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
The California Highway Patrol determined that a Dodge Challenger was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed in the number two lane of Rancho Vista Boulevard when it crashed into the rear of a Toyota Corolla.
The impact of the collision caused the Corolla to hit a light pole and burst into flames.
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The male driver of the Corolla was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Pope, a young mother of four children, was trapped in the burning car and was pulled out by a witness. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the accident.
Pope’s father said the young mom was on her to get groceries.
The driver of the Dodge Challenger, believed to have been part of an illegal street race, abandoned his vehicle at the scene and left the scene in another vehicle, believed to be a dark-colored Infiniti.
No additional information was provided.
The CHP is investigating the deadly crash.
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