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LOS ANGELES » A suspect in last week’s fatal Chatsworth street racing crash surrendered to police on Saturday, authorities said.

Henry Michael Gevorgyan, 21, turned himself in at the Los Angeles Police Department Central Division station, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. 

Gevorgyan had been identified as the driver of a Ford Mustang that spun out of control and plowed into a crowd near Canoga Avenue and Plummer Street, killing two victims and seriously injuring another.

Police had urged Gevorgyan to surrender, saying they planned to file murder charges against him. Smith said detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division were headed downtown to interview Gevorgyan.

"He’s being detained at the station now," Smith said.

The crash occurred early Thursday. Investigators said the Mustang was speeding west on Plummer when the car swerved, striking people on the sidewalk. The car hit the curb and spun 180 degrees, hitting a berm and a utility pole before coming to rest on the sidewalk.

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