(AllHipHop News) Tragedy struck this morning on the side of the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, when a paparazzo attempting to shoot Justin Bieber’s Ferrari was struck by a car and killed.
Police had pulled over Justin Bieber’s white Ferrari for speeding, according to reports.
A photographer who had been following Justin Bieber all day pulled over on the side of the road to shoot images of the traffic stop.
The photographer thought that Justin Bieber was in the Ferrari, but Young Money rapper/Lil Wayne affiliate Lil Twist was actually driving the vehicle.
According to reports, the photographer had called a friend, thinking he had a scoop on Bieber, whom he believed was smoking marijuana in the white Ferrari earlier in the day.
The photographer, Chris Guerra, was unaware that Lil Twist had hopped in Justin Bieber’s vehicle without Bieber at the Four Seasons, in downtown Los Angeles.
According to TMZ.com, the photographer was told by the CHP to go back to his car, which was on the other side of the road.
Guerra was struck and killed as he was crossing the highway, to get back into his own vehicle.
Justin Bieber released a statement this morning.
“Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent bystanders and the photographers themselves.”
Lil Twist has yet to release a statement.
Earlier in the day, Lil Twist and Justin Bieber were in Mexico celebrating the New Year.