Ferrari 360 Modena ripped in two in deadly accident |

Early Wednesday, a Ferrari 360 Modena smashed into a light pole and split into half in Newport Beach. My God, just looking at these photos you wonder how the hell do you trash a Ferrari like that? According to recent police reports, the driver of the Ferrari, declared dead at the scene, was Charles Lewis Jr., also known as “Mask”, the co-founder of MMA clothing line TapouT. The other passenger of the car, an unidentified woman, was ejected from the car on impact and is now in pretty bad shape at a local hospital.

Apparently, Lewis was racing another guy, Jeffrey David Kirby, in a white 1977 Porsche, when he lost control of the car, jumped the curb and slammed into a light pole. Kirby fled the scene of the accident but was arrested short after and is now being held on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. According to the Newport Police Department, Kirby has a history of driving violation, including a 2002 conviction for DUI. You can watch the KABC video report here.

Our thoughts go with Lewis’ family and friends, and this is another reminder that, even if you afford really powerful cars, racing is only meant for the track. Keep it off the streets, because you put your life at risk and, more important, you put other innocent lives at risk. Rest in peace!


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