Family members remember victims killed in Oroville crash

Friday, friends and family members came together at the site of a deadly street racing crash in Oroville to remember their loved ones who were killed.

Posted: Apr 30, 2021 6:42 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. – Action News Now is learning more details about the deadly street racing crash in Oroville that killed three people, including a two-year-old girl.

Friday, family members set up a memorial site near the crash to remember those whose lives were lost.

CHP said a Jeep was racing a red Camaro when its driver lost control rolling over and crashing into a power pole.

The SUV’s driver Anthony Gaston and passenger Andrew Lockyer and a two-year-old girl died in the crash.

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A four-year-old girl also in the jeep was flown to UC Davis Medical Center with major injuries. Family members say she pulled through surgery and is expected to be home in about a week.

Thomas Hernandez, who is a close friend of the victims was at the site of the crash.

"I’m coming and paying respect to my boys and coming to see the last marks they're leaving on this earth. That’s how fast life can change. One mistake can cost you your whole life,” he said.

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Investigators said they arrested the driver of the Camaro. He is 19-year-old Carlos Hill Jr.

He faces multiple charges including three vehicular manslaughter charges, a hit and run death and injury charge, and another for reckless driving.

Neighbors in the area tell Action News Now that this is a spot where they see a lot of crashes and they hope this will be a wake-up call so that people drive more carefully.

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