West Coast rapper Lil Eazy-E, son of late N.W.A. founder Eazy-E, was mistakenly named as a victim in a fatal car crash by Texas authorities on Friday (December 30).
According to reports, Eazy was named as one of nearly ten people who passed away heading into the weekend.
Authorities mistakenly list son of late NWA frontman Eazy-E as 1 of 8 killed in Texas wreck. Texas authorities said Saturday that they mistakenly identified the son of the late NWA frontman Eazy-E as one of eight people killed in a two-car collision. (News Day)
The mistake stemmed from Eazy’s name appearing in the crash vehicle’s rental paperwork.
Department of Public Safety Trooper Ryan Case said Eric Wright Jr.’s name was on a rental agreement for one of the cars that collided Friday in East Texas. He says Wright was mistakenly listed as killed but actually was not involved in the wreck. (Associated Press)
He also hopped on Twitter to address the matter and reveal information on the victims.
Wright, who raps under the stage name is Lil’ Eazy-E, posted on Twitter that close friends died. Those killed in the rental car were: Debra Thompson of Long Beach, Calif.; and Curtis Sanders, Michael Mathis, Lawrence Bridnac III, of Compton, Calif. Those killed in the other car were 29-year-old Sonia de la Torre, of Annona, and her three young children. (ABC Local)
As of now, there are little details on how the fatal crash actually happened.
Case said investigators may never know what caused the collision. One of the vehicles crossed the center line, but it’s not clear why. The fiery wreck occurred on a curve about a mile outside of Annona, a town about 150 miles northeast of Dallas. Authorities said there were no witnesses to the crash on a remote stretch of U.S. 82, and everyone in both vehicles were killed. There were no skid marks, and investigators do not know how fast the vehicles were traveling. (Washington Post)
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