Surveillance Video Shows Racing Crash that Killed 65-Year-Old Man

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STOCKTON — Heartbreaking video of a hit-and-run crash in Stockton was released by police Monday.

A surveillance camera shows a 65-year-old man in a white car obeying traffic laws on Oak Street in Stockton. Investigators say a black truck approaching the man’s car was not only speeding but unlawfully racing.

“Somebody lost their life over here. I worry about my kids and my family, you know what I’m saying?” said neighbor Thaddeus Bush Jr.

Bush said he saw the aftermath of the collision that claimed the 65-year-old’s life.

“Innocent man died here yesterday for nothing,” Bush told FOX40. “Now somebody grieving over [their] loved one because somebody wanted to try to go fast.”

Investigators with the Stockton Police Department say two drivers, including the one in the truck, had been illegally racing on California Street late Sunday afternoon.

“This horrific video just shows the consequences,” said Officer Joe Silva.

Police say the victim had nothing to do with the race.

After the crash, the driver of the black truck could be heard speeding away.

Felix Arreola, 45 (Credit: Stockton Police Department)

On April 2, Felix Oscar Arreola, 45, was arrested in connection with the collision. Arreola left a red SUV at the scene following the race and fatal hit-and-run, which was later impounded. He has been charged on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, vehicular manslaughter and other traffic violations.

“Very powerful collision and we’re looking for all the suspects involved,” Silva said.

Bush says this is just one of many accidents he’s witnessed over the past few weeks. Back in February, a car took out a part of a nearby fence.

“Be safe when you come around here, you know. Think about other people when you driving, especially when [you’re] around this area,” he said.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the truck driver suspected of killing the 65-year-old. The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the identity of the victim.

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