Charles “Mask” Lewis, a Huntington Beach man and co-founder of clothing label TapouT, popular among mixed-martial arts fans, was identified as the driver of a Ferrari involved in what authorities say appears to be a high-speed fatal crash this morning in Newport Beach that left the car cracked in half.
Representatives from TapouT released this statement:
“It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we must regretfully confirm the passing of our beloved friend, brother and co-founder Charles “Mask” Lewis following a car accident that occurred last night. We are currently in the process of setting up a memorial service in his honor and will release more details as they become available. Many thanks to all for the outpouring of blessings and well-wishing during this incredibly difficult time. – The TapouT Family.”
The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner has declined to confirm Lewis as the driver until his family could be notified. Lewis was driving a 2004 red Ferrari that split in two after smashing into a light pole on Jamboree Road south of Eastbluff Drive North.