Comedian Tony Baker’s son and two other young adults have died after getting struck by cars allegedly involved in street racing.
Cerain Baker, 21, his best friend, 20-year-old music producer Jaiden Johnson of Burbank, and their friend, 19-year-old Natalee Moghaddam, died after being struck on Tuesday night by two other vehicles in Burbank, NBC Los Angeles reports.
The three were “ejected” from a silver Volkswagen that they were in, Burbank police said in a press release Wednesday.
“All three individuals were unconscious and not breathing” when first responders arrived, according to the police. They were all pronounced deceased at the scene. A fourth occupant of the Volkswagen “sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local trauma center for medical treatment.”
Police tracked down a gray Kia involved in the crash. The driver, the only person in that car, “sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local trauma center for medical treatment.”
“Officers identified a third vehicle involved, a black Mercedes Benz, occupied by two individuals,” the press release states. “Neither occupant of the Mercedes Benz reported any injuries.”
The people in the Mercedes Benz were interviewed by investigators and released at the scene.
“The preliminary investigation has revealed that the Kia and Mercedes Benz were traveling northbound on Glenoaks Boulevard at a high rate of speed for several blocks and appeared to be racing,” police said. “The Volkswagen was attempting to negotiate a left turn from southbound Glenoaks Boulevard to eastbound Andover Drive, when the traffic collision occurred.”
No arrests appear to have been made yet but the collision remains under investigation, according to police.
Tony Baker told NBC Los Angeles Thursday that this tragic situation “feels like it’s not real.”
Cerain’s brother Cencere Baker told the outlet that his sibling was popular and that “everyone liked him.”
Moghaddam’s friend Ava Recchia told local outlet ABC 7 that she was a “one-of-a-kind type of person.”
“She always would light up a room, and she always touched everyone,” Recchia said. “She made an imprint on every single person she was friends with.”