Rapper killed in crash on PCH
A rapper best known for the 1990s song “Black in America” was killed over the weekend in a car crash in Malibu.
Dewayne Coleman, 47, known as MC Supreme, was pronounced dead early Saturday by L.A. County firefighters.
He was in the driver’s seat of a parked Honda Civic when the vehicle was hit about 6:20 a.m. by a GMC pickup on Pacific Coast Highway at Corral Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department. The truck f lipped, then slid into a parked GMC Sierra.
Coleman died, and his female passenger was hospitalized with moderate injuries. The driver and passenger in the GMC Sierra were uninjured.
The driver of the GMC pickup, Philip Thomas Torres II, 34, of Oxnard, suffered minor injuries. He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
Traffic investigators are looking into whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.