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Trial to begin for Tapout exec's fatal crash

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Jury selection continues and opening statements are set to begin Monday morning in the trial of a man charged in a deadly Ferrari crash in Newport Beach.

Jeffrey Kirby is accused of crashing his speeding Porsche into a Ferrari driven by Tap Out clothing line co-founder Charles "Mask" Lewis Jr. in March 2009.

Police said Kirby's Porsche clipped Lewis' Ferrari, causing the Ferrari to smash into a light pole and break in half. Lewis died at the scene.

Kirby is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while being intoxicated.

Lewis was an extreme-fighting industry figure. His girlfriend was ejected from the car and seriously injured.


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