San Bernardino Woman Killed After Alleged Street Race With Son Ends In Rollover Crash

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San Bernardino Woman Killed After Alleged Street Race With Son Ends In Rollover Crash

SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — A San Bernardino man has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and DUI following a street racing crash that killed his mother, who was in a separate car.

San Bernardino police officials say Steven Strother Jr., 26, was driving a Buick Century just before 10:15 p.m. Monday when he became involved in a street race against his 54-year-old mother Algetta Strother, who was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe, on 9th Street east of Waterman Avenue in San Bernardino.

As the Strothers allegedly raced, they both tried to pass a Toyota Camry driven by 28-year-old Abelardo Flores. The Century collided with the Camry and the elder Strother lost control of her Tahoe, which rolled over and hit a tree, a standpipe, then a light pole. She was ejected from the Tahoe and declared dead at the scene.

A passenger in the Tahoe, 21-year-old Patricia James of Buena Park, was injured and taken to a hospital.

Neither Flores or his passenger was injured.

Police say speed and alcohol were factors in the fatal crash.

Strother Jr. is being held without bail due to a parole violation, according to San Bernardino County sheriff’s inmate information records. He is scheduled to make his next court appearance on Thursday.

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