Otay Mesa Drag Race Leads to Bystander Being Killed
A driver in a drag race lost control on Sunday morning killing 32-year-old Quarann Lottie.
The fatal crash took place at 6 a.m. on October 31st in an industrial area near the U.S.-Mexican border.
According to reports, Lottie was watching both drivers as they raced on the westbound side of Kerns Street.
The 28-year-old driver of a 1993 Ford Mustang lost control as they were approaching La Media Road.
As a result, they veered into the eastbound lanes, jumped the curb and hit Lottie.
Unfortunately, the bystander sustained life-threatening injuries and died at the scene.
In addition, a fire hydrant was also struck during the crash.
Witnesses at the scene were questioned by authorities, also no arrests have been made.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Quarann Lottie.
According to statistics, the majority of those who have lost their lives in California street racing were young and male. In addition, over 50% were under the age of 21 and about 47% were drivers.
Since COVID-19, the US has seen a surge in Illegal street racing. The consequences of illegal street racing include:
- Fines can be up to $1,000 on top of jail time
- Your license can be revoked
- It can result in your car being impounded
- Your car insurance can be cancelled or your rates can be dramatically increased