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* Lisa Xavier 6-Year-Old Girl Killed In Street Race Accident In Menlo Park Shannon Fox Wanted As Person Of Interest

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Police in Menlo Park are still trying to locate a person of interest in Thursday afternoon’s hit-and-run crash that killed a 6-year-old girl and seriously injured her mother.The San Mateo County coroner’s office has identified the girl as Lisa Xavier, of Menlo Park.The crash occurred just before 2 p.m. at the intersection of Willow Road and Bayfront Expressway. The mother and daughter were taken to Stanford Medical Center with serious injuries. Lisa died the next afternoon.Police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said this morning that investigators have been looking for East Palo Alto resident Shannon Fox, 24, since he was identified as a person of interest in the case on Friday. Menlo Park police have shared information about Fox with other agencies and the public in hopes of locating him, she said.A preliminary investigation indicates that two cars were street racing when one of them crashed into the car containing Xavier and her mother. Surveillance footage from a nearby business indicated that the car that caused the crash ran a red light before hitting the victims’ car, police said.The driver of the car that ran the light exited the wrecked car, got into the other car involved in the street race, and sped away, police said.Anyone who might have witnessed the crash or who has information on Fox’s whereabouts should call the Menlo Park Police Department at (650) 330-6300.

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