Wreckage from street racing crash
Wreckage of the two vehicles after the crash in Chula Vista. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A woman was killed when a Ford Mustang involved in an illegal street race struck her car and caused a chain-reaction crash in Chula Vista, authorities reported Sunday.

The Mustang driver was racing a Subaru westbound on L Street just after 6 p.m. on Saturday when he ran a red light at Third Avenue and struck the woman’s Nissan Altima.

Chula Vista Police officers arrested the Mustang driver and are searching for the other racer, which they described as a 2014 or newer white Subaru WRX.

The woman who died was not immediately identified. Two children in the back seat of the Altima were hospitalized after the crash.

A witness at the scene said the children were crying for their grandmother after the collision.

Anyone with information about the crash was asked to contact police at 619-409-3817.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.