Street racer kills innocent bystander in Ormond Beach crash, police say

73-year-old woman dies at hospital

Street racing is being blamed for a crash in Ormond Beach that left an innocent bystander dead.

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – A man was street racing Tuesday afternoon when he caused a crash that killed an innocent bystander, according to the Ormond Beach Police Department.

Authorities said Erik Worthington was racing a silver 2010 Chevrolet Camaro against another vehicle around 3:10 p.m. on North Nova Road.

Mary Spanos, who was in a Cadillac SUV, was involved in a crash with Worthington's Camaro as she was turning onto North Nova Road from Shadow Lakes Boulevard, the report said.

Spanos' SUV flipped while Worthington swerved, then sped off without stopping, according to authorities.

Police said Spanos, 73, was taken to an area hospital, where she died with family members by her side.

Worthington was arrested on charges of racing on a highway and reckless driving resulting in personal injury.

He has since bonded out.

Additional charges are pending.