Comedian Tony Baker is mourning the loss of his 21-year-old son who tragically died in a car crash on Tuesday.
Cerain Baker, the 21-year-old son of comedian Tony Baker, was killed along with two others in a fiery car accident in Burbank, California on Tuesday (August 4).
Cerain was in a vehicle along with 20-year-old Jaiden Johnson and 19-year-old Natalee Moghaddam who had been struck by another driver who had been street racing. The silver Volkswagon the three were traveling in was split in half and they were ejected from the vehicle.
“He was the sweetest person I ever encountered,” said Amanda Camacho, Cerain Baker’s girlfriend. “He was always smiling. Every person he met he impacted. It’s going to be crazy to live without him, but I know he’d want us all to be happy and keep working hard.”
Also killed in the crash were 20-year-old Jaiden Johnson of Burbank and 19-year-old Natalee Moghadamm of Calabasas.
Baker, Moghadamm and Johnson were in a Volkswagen whose driver was attempting to make a left turn at the intersection on Glenoaks Boulevard and Andover Drive when they were struck by a car involved in a high-speed street race. The three victims were ejected from the Volkswagen and died at the scene.
“Officers located a second vehicle involved, a gray Kia, which was only occupied by a driver,” Brimway said. “The driver of the Kia sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local trauma center for medical treatment.”
Police suspect that the fiery wreck may have involved speed racing and charges may be forthcoming. There is not yet any confirmation on who was behind the wheel of the Volkswagen.
The driver and the passenger of the black Mercedes did not suffer any injuries. They were interviewed by police and subsequently released.
The Chicago native is affectionately referred to as “your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian” and rose to fame on the standup circuit. Some of his appearances have also included HBO’s All Def Comedy, NBC’s The Carmichael Show (Season 2), and a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.