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Street racing tragedy

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Yasmine Lizalde, 8, prays over a makeshift memorial for Dora Groce and her children Catherine, 4, and Robert, 8, who were killed in 2007 when their car was hit by a street racer at the corner of Parkway Drive and Elliott Avenue. Yasmine went to school with Robert.  (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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El Monte residents mourn Wednesday at a makeshift memorial for Dora Groce and her children Catherine, 4, and Robert, 8, who were killed in 2007 when their car was hit by a street racer at the corner of Parkway Drive and Elliott Avenue. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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Maria Hernandez, Eusebia Gonzalez and an El Monte resident look mournfully at a makeshift memorial for the victims. Gonzalez used to sell jewelry to Groce. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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Alice Estrada’s shadow is cast over the memorial. The three victims lived in the Brookside Mobile Country Club in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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“They become your life,” said Stephen Groce of his wife and children. “These guys took my life away from me just because they wanted to act stupid.” (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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