Reports are beginnng to surface regarding the death of TapouT founder Charles “Mask” Lewis Jr. The following is from the LA Time:
“A bizarre car crash in Newport Beach involving two luxury cars early this morning left one person dead, a second injured, a third arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter and a fourth person was detained by police long enough to sober up. A Newport Beach Police Department officer allegedly witnessed the wreck and saw a red Ferrari and a white Porsche ‘spinning out of control’ on Jamboree Road between Bison Avenue and East Bluff Drive at 12:57 a.m., Newport Beach Lt. Craig Fox said. The Ferrari “hit the curb and then collided with a pole.’ The Porsche came to a stop at the scene for a few seconds and then sped away, Fox said. `It was terrible. It was extensive damage to the vehicle,’ Fox said, adding that the Ferrari appeared to have split in half…. He said the investigation is ongoing but that police identified skid marks at the scene `consistent with excessive speeding.'”
MMANews.com has spoken with a rep close to the TapouT family and they have confirmed to use it was in fact “Mask” in the accident. It's a sad day for MMA. RIP MASK.