Screengrab from one of Youtube's many videos of Hall Street drag races.
Tianna Reed, 17, was in the front passenger seat of Chevrolet Monte Carlo that was drag racing an unknown white vehicle in the 8600 block of Hall Street Sunday night. That white vehicle abruptly switched lanes during the race, forcing the Monte Carlo out of control and into oncoming traffic. The Monte Carlo hit the passenger side of a Nissan Pathfinder, killing Tianna Reed.
The driver of the Monte Carlo, a 17-year-old black male, was taken to the hospital and is in critical/stable condition. An unidentified black female who was in the back of the car is also in critical/stable condition. The Pathfinder's driver is currently in stable condition.
Police continue to investigate, and with any luck they'll convince one of the many spectators who attend the Hall Street drags to turn over their camera phone so they can try to get a license plate on the mysterious racer in the white car, who fled the scene after apparently causing the death of Tianna Reed. Judging by the amount of people who were present on Thursday night, a Saturday night race should give police a large pool of potential witnesses.
To be crystal clear here, neither of the cars in this clip had anything to do with Saturday's fatal accident. But obviously these races draw quite a crowd once the weather gets nice. Surely someone who was present on Saturday must feel bad about what happened right in front of them, and would perhaps want to unburden their conscience -- and their cell phone footage -- to the police.
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