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Local News in Brief : Driver Arrested in Death

A purported drag racer was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter after his car struck and killed a man who had been pushing a disabled vehicle up a street in Huntington Park, authorities said.

William Ruiz, 19, and a second driver were drag racing on Grande Avenue west of State Street, California Highway Patrol Officer Richard Perez said.

Ruiz, who was driving a 1987 Ford Mustang, struck Randall Luna, 20, who had been pushing a 1967 Chevrolet Malibu up the street. Luna died a short time later at St. Francis Medical Center.

The second drag racer was released pending further investigation.

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