A red Ferrari believed to be owned by Charles Lewis, Jr., also known as “Mask”, of the famed MMA apparel company ‘TAPOUT’, was split in half early this morning as it slammed into a light pole that was reportedly knocked into the road by a hit-and-run vehicle. The female passenger in the red Ferrari was taken to the hospital, however the driver, believed to be Lewis, was killed in the accident. PRO MMA (promma.info) will update this story as soon as we can confirm indeed the driver was Charles Lewis, Jr. as is being rumored. The possibility that the driver of the red Ferrari was “Mask” was brought to our attention by sources close to the colorful ‘TAPOUT’ leader.
UPDATE: (2:29pm CST) Sources close to the TAPOUT crew have indeed confirmed that the driver of the red Ferrari was indeed “MASK” (real name, Charles Lewis, Jr.) and that he was killed in the accident. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Charles Lewis, Jr. The MMA world and the world in general will definitely be a less colorful place without him. You will be missed “MASK.”
The OC Register has some details on the hit-and-run driver who has been arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter in connection with the accident. FOX News L.A. has some more information.
This is the initial news report of the crash this morning although the name of the driver was not given at that time.