Victim in street racing crash dies in hospital, police say

(Photo: MGN Online)

(Photo: MGN Online)

AURORA, Colo. — A teenager who was injured when a car he was in was hit during an illegal street race over the weekend has died of his injuries, police said Tuesday.

Louis Andrew Guerrero-Sanchez, 17, of Commerce City, was watching the street race Sunday night near the intersections of Smith Road and Ensenada Road in Aurora when his Honda was hit by a BMW, police said.

Aurora police Lt. Jeff Turner said the BMW was stolen out of Denver on Dec. 20. The driver, and several other occupants of the BMW, fled the scene and has been the focus of a manhunt by Aurora police.

“The Aurora Police Traffic Section continues to investigate this crash and have made significant progress toward identifying the driver and occupants of the stolen BMW,” Turner said. “We continue to follow a number of leads and will do so until this case is solved and justice is done.”

Two other people in the Honda were injured in the crash as well.

At least 15 other cars were involved in the illegal street racing Sunday night, according to a man who lives a block from the crash scene.

“I heard a lot of commotion and we heard just a bunch of cars driving by,” said Michael Moffett.

Moffett said the street racing is a problem he and his family had since they moved into their home more than a year ago.

“It’s a chronic problem with that area over there, with the graveyard and there is an empty lot,” Moffett said.

Earlier this month, several people were hurt after a street racing crash on Interstate 25 near Yale Street.

Anyone who has information about this crash especially who was in the BMW, are asked to call Aurora police at 303-739-6342.