Vigil Held To Remember Victim In Crash Involving Street Racing
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A vigil was held Friday night for a teen who died in a crash involving street racing.
CBS4 has learned the driver who crashed into Louis Andrew Guerrero-Sanchez’s car returned to the scene a short time later. The news came as friends and families gathered for a vigil to remember Guerrero-Sanchez.
Roger Valdez was in the backseat of Guerrero-Sanchez’s car. He suffered a broken neck. He was in the car that had just finished a heat in a street race. The next car that came through was a BMW that had been stolen nine days before.
“We turned around. I saw the lights of the BMW just hit us. I blacked out for a couple of seconds,” Valdez said.
He said the driver of the stolen BMW never checked on who he hit.
”Cowards. They came back but just to see if they left anything in their car. I wanted to run but I had two other people I had to take care of,” Valdez said.
More than 100 friends, family and other street racers came to the spot where Guerrero-Sanchez was struck. They remembered the 17-year-old who was fascinated with cars and racing.
“I won’t ever forget my cousin,” Valdez said.
Guerrero-Sanchez was a senior at Prairie View High School. His family is now calling for the other driver to turn himself in.
Aurora police say they are now looking for a person of interest, but they also released more details about the night of the crash and the gang of street racers. Investigators saw nearly 50 cars leaving the scene. None of them stopped to help the victims. The 911 call came from a train conductor who was stopped nearby.