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Two children, 6 and 8, killed in street-racing crash, authorities say

Carlos Garibay, his daughter Melanie and wife Penny Garibay walk close together after dropping off a bouquet of flowers at the scene where two boys were killed Tuesday in an alleged street racing incident. Melanie Garibay was a classmate of one of the boys.
Carlos Garibay, his daughter Melanie and wife Penny Garibay walk close together after dropping off a bouquet of flowers at the scene where two boys were killed Tuesday in an alleged street racing incident. Melanie Garibay was a classmate of one of the boys.
(GIna Ferazzi / Gina Ferazzi)

Two children, ages 6 and 8, were killed Tuesday in a street-racing crash in Riverside County, authorities said.

A driver involved will face vehicular manslaughter charges, the California Highway Patrol said.

The collision occurred about 5:40 p.m., after two cars that were stopped on Oakwood Road at Brown Street began racing, with the driver of a Honda Accord traveling on the wrong side of the roadway, the CHP said.

The Honda collided head-on with a Nissan Versa. The man driving the Nissan and two children inside were taken to a hospital, where the children died. The man had minor to moderate injuries, as did the driver of the Honda.

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Authorities are asking the public’s help to find the other driver involved in the race, who was driving a black Nissan Altima, possibly a 2005 model.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (951) 637-8000.

alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

Twitter: @AleneTchek

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