Comedian Tony Baker’s 21-year-old among three killed after being thrown from car in LA street race


Actor comedian Tony Baker’s son has been killed along with two passengers after his car was hit by two street racers and torn in half in Los Angeles.

Baker’s 21-year-old son, Cerain Baker, was killed along with Jaiden Johnson, 20, and Natalee Moghaddam, 19. All were all pronounced dead at the scene.

The trio’s siilver Volkswagen had turned left at an intersection, and into the path of a Mercedes Benz and a Kia that were allegedly street racing at 11:50pm on Tuesday. 

The Volkswagen was T-boned by the two cars and torn in half, with the three victims thrown from the vehicle.   

The Volkswagen was T-boned by the two cars and the three were thrown from the vehicle.

The Volkswagen turned into the path of two street racers and was ripped  in half by the collision

The Volkswagen turned into the path of two street racers and was ripped  in half by the collision

Tony Baker's 21-year-old son, Cerain Baker of Pasadena, was killed in the horror smash

Tony Baker’s 21-year-old son, Cerain Baker of Pasadena, was killed in the horror smash 

Jaiden Johnson, 20, of Burbank was pronounced dead at the scene

Natalee Moghaddam, 19, of Calabasas was also killed

Jaiden Johnson, 20, of Burbank (pictured left); and Natalee Moghaddam, 19, of Calabasas (pictured right) were also pronounced dead at the scene

‘When police officers and paramedics arrived, they located three individuals who had been ejected from a silver Volkswagen,’ the Burbank Police Department said in a press release.  

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said later the three people killed had died of ‘multiple blunt-force injuries.’ 

A fourth passenger in the destroyed Volkswagen, who was unnamed in police reports, was taken to the hospital with ‘serious injuries.’ 

The wreck spread debris over two city blocks and photos show the ruined Volkswagen with the back half entirely sheared off. Police Sergeant Emil Brimway told the NBC 4 Los Angeles that he had never seen a car crash this catastrophic in his 19 years of police work. 

Comedian Tony Baker (pictures right and left) posted these images side-by-side on his Instagram before the accident killed his 21-year-old son, Cerain

Comedian Tony Baker (pictures right and left) posted these images side-by-side on his Instagram before the accident killed his 21-year-old son, Cerain 

The two occupants of the Mercedes Benz were uninjured. The Kia caught fire, and its driver, who was alone in the car, was hospitalized and is expected to recover, said the New York Post .

The two occupants of the Mercedes Benz were uninjured. The Kia caught fire, and its driver, who was alone in the car, was hospitalized and is expected to recover, said the New York Post .

The wreck spread debris over two city blocks and photos show the ruined Volkswagen with the back half entirely sheared off. Police Sergeant Emil Brimway told the NBC 4 Los Angeles that he had never seen a car crash this catastrophic.

The wreck spread debris over two city blocks and photos show the ruined Volkswagen with the back half entirely sheared off. Police Sergeant Emil Brimway told the NBC 4 Los Angeles that he had never seen a car crash this catastrophic.

Police said they are still investigating the crash, but no arrests have been made. It appears that the two at-fault drivers were racing, police said.

Police said they are still investigating the crash, but no arrests have been made. It appears that the two at-fault drivers were racing, police said.

‘It feels like it’s not real – we get waves of grief,’ Baker, an actor who was in the movie ‘Whiplash’ and starred in a number of TV series, like ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show,’ told NBC 4 Los Angeles about his son Cerain. ‘We sob uncontrollably. Then it’s back to regular conversation.’ 

Baker posted on his Twitter: “My heart is absolutely broken out here on the streets – but you best believe I’m STILL cracking jokes.’ 

'It feels like it's not real - we get waves of grief,' Baker, an actor who was in the movie 'Whiplash' and starred in a number of TV series, like 'A Black Lady Sketch Show,' told NBC 4 Los Angeles about his son Cerain. 'We sob uncontrollably. Then it's back to regular conversation.'

‘It feels like it’s not real – we get waves of grief,’ Baker, an actor who was in the movie ‘Whiplash’ and starred in a number of TV series, like ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show,’ told NBC 4 Los Angeles about his son Cerain. ‘We sob uncontrollably. Then it’s back to regular conversation.’

'It feels like it's not real - we get waves of grief,' Baker, an actor who was in the movie 'Whiplash' told NBC 4 Los Angeles about his son Cerain.

Baker posted on Instagram about his son's passing: "My heart is absolutely broken out here on the streets - but you best believe I'm STILL cracking jokes.'

Baker posted on his Instagram about his son’s passing:  “My heart is absolutely broken out here on the streets – but you best believe I’m STILL cracking jokes.’

The two occupants of the Mercedes Benz were uninjured. The Kia caught fire, and its driver, who was alone in the car, was hospitalized and is expected to recover, said the New York Post

Police said they are still investigating the crash, but no arrests have been made. It appears that the two at-fault drivers were racing, police said.

Roses, letters and sentimental tokens were left around blown-up photos of the deceased at the scene of the accident.  

Roses, letters and sentimental tokens were left around blown-up photos of the deceased at the scene of the accident.

Roses, letters and sentimental tokens were left around blown-up photos of the deceased at the scene of the accident.



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