The 6-year-old Menlo Park girl who was fatally injured in a hit-and-run "street racing" crash last week has been identified as Lisa Xavier.
The girl's mother was injured and hospitalized but her father, who was driving, was not injured in the crash. Police said the family was crossing Bayfront Expressway at Willow Road at 1:55 p.m. Thursday into the Sun Microsystems when their Toyota Camry was hit by one of two vehicles engaged in a high-speed street race.
Lisa died at 4:05 p.m. Friday at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, the San Mateo County coroner's office reported.
Sgt. Matthew Ortega of the Menlo Park Police Department reported said two vehicles were racing north on Bayfront Expressway when one ran a red light at Willow and smashied into the Camry.
Police are "actively searching for" and want to question East Palo Alto resident Shannon Fox, 24, the owner of one of the vehicles involved in the race, according to a statement. Fox is described as black, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 220 pounds and muscular.
Police have recovered both vehicles involved in the race. A video clip from a Sun Microsystems security camera shows heavy traffic at the time of the accident, and that at least one vehicle ran a red light before colliding with the vehicle carrying the victims, police said.
Witnesses who saw the race told police that the driver of the impacting vehicle exited the crashed car and jumped into the other vehicle involved in the race, which then fled the scene, police said.
The intersection was closed for about 2 1/2 hours after the accident, Ortega said. Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call 330-6300 and ask for the watch commander.