Sad news to report on the family of comedian Tony Baker. The comedian’s son, Cerain Anthony Raekwon Baker, and two others were killed in a three-vehicle car crash.
NBC Los Angeles reports Baker’s car was hit by a gray Kia that was racing with a driver in a black Mercedes Benz. Police reportedly arrived on the scene of the wreck, which occurred at about 11:30 p.m. on North Glenoaks Boulevard at Andover Drive. Baker and the other victims were ejected from a silver Volkswagen.
Sgt. Emil Brimway of the Burbank Police Department told NBC that the victims were not breathing at the time police arrived at the scene. All three were pronounced dead and the coroner later identified them as Baker, Jaiden Kishon Johnson, and Natalee Asal Moghaddam.
A fourth victim was also seriously injured and treated at a nearby incident.
“Officers located a second vehicle involved, a gray Kia, which was only occupied by a driver,” Brimway told NBC. “The driver of the Kia sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local trauma center for medical treatment.”
The investigation is still pending but speeding is said to be a major factor. It’s unclear who was behind the wheel of the Volkswagen. The driver and the passenger of the black Mercedes did not suffer any injuries and were interviewed by police and released shortly afterward.
One of the cars involved the collision was described as “partially broken in half.” Parked cars nearby the collision were also damaged.
Brimway says he’s never “seen anything like this before,” in the course of his 20-year career.
Ironically, the crash took place the same day that LA Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez enforced a motion to deter from street racing. Tony Baker has not publicly commented on the loss but the comedian and co-host of the FOX daytime talk show The Real sent her condolences on Twitter.
Our thoughts are with the Baker family at this time.