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20-year-old killed in street race

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(WMC-TV) - An investigation is underway in Memphis after 20-year-old Jessie Moore was reportedly killed in a three vehicle accident early Sunday morning while street racing. Police say four cars were involved in the race, but one fled the scene.

According to the police report, Moore was racing his Honda Civic against three Ford Mustangs on Air Park Street south of Premier Avenue.

The red Mustang, going 75 miles per hour with driver Ontario Brown, Jr., struck Moore's Honda on its driver's side door. The red mustang also hit the left front of the orange Mustang with driver Christopher Loftis.

Brown and Loftis were taken to the hospital in non-critical condition. They are both charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving, and drag racing.

Moore's father says those charges will not bring his son back.

"It's [got to] stop. If the city don't stop it, I'll stop it. I'll block the whole road off," said Harold Moore. "His life got took from him over stupidity."

Harold said he will be contacting city leaders, and trying to get more enforcement on illegal street races. He will even offer to block the popular race spots himself.

A YouTube video shows Air Park Avenue as a popular spot for street races.

Police are still investigating exactly what happened. Police officers report the car that fled the scene is a gray Mustang.

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