A $36,000 reward was offered Wednesday for information leading to the arrest of a driver involved in a street racing crash that caused a pile-up on the 5 Freeway in Commerce, killing three people and injuring four others.
The crash happened in the early morning hours of Feb. 27. Dealio Lockhart, 35, is awaiting arraignment April 6 on three counts of second-degree murder.
A UPS driver, Scott Treadway, 52, of Mira Loma, was killed in the crash. Two people in a Nissan also died - Michelle Littlefield, 19, and Brian Lewandowski, 18, both of Valencia. Lewandowski was the son of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detective. The other two people in the Nissan were critically injured.
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Relatives of the victims joined investigators Wednesday to show new information they hope leads to a second arrest.
"All I ask is for you to come forward and take responsibility for your actions on the night I watched my father's body burning in a fiery heap of twisted metal," said Treadway's son, Jason Treadway.
The two teens killed were returning from a trip to Disneyland and Treadway, a 30-year veteran of UPS, was doing the job he loved when officials say two Dodge muscle cars were being driven aggressively, with the motorists jockeying for position near the Citadel Outlets.
When Lockhart approached a vehicle moving at normal freeway speed ahead of him, he tried to swerve around but wound up losing control of his car and hit a UPS 18-wheeler, according to the CHP. The big rig went airborne over the center median, and sheared off the top of the oncoming Nissan with four people inside,
Lockhart, who was arrested at the scene, faces up to life in prison if convicted, according to the District Attorney's Office. He's being held on $6.2 million bail.
Police remain on the hunt for the driver of the black or blue Dodge Charger who got away.
Anyone with information was asked to call CHP Investigator Frank Fonseca at 323-890-4600.