Killeen: 2 charged in street-racing crash that left 7 area residents injured

Friends say Lampasas residents Adrian Garza, Ilia Fuentes and their five children were injured in the crash. (File)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Two Central Texas men have been charged in connection with a street-racing crash in February in Killeen that left two adults and five children injured.

Fredrick L. Mayhan, 47, was arrested Monday on a warrant charging with racing on highway causing serious bodily injury and CeQuil S. Clemons, 24, turned himself in at the Killeen Police Department.

The crash happened at around 10 p.m. on Feb. 28 on W S Young Drive.

Police said two vehicles, a Dodge Charger and a Mercedes Benz, were headed north at a high rate of speed on W S Young when the driver of a southbound Dodge Journey in which seven members of the Lampasas family were riding tried to turn left from W S Young onto Elms Road.

The Charger, which was in the outside lane, struck the Journey on the passenger side.

The Journey drifted to the northeast and struck a light pole while the Charger spun into the Mercedes before coming to a stop.

Ilia Fuentes, who was a passenger in the Journey, was flown to Scott & White Medical Center in critical condition.

The driver, Adrian Garza, and the five children were taken by hospitals by ambulance.

Firefighters had to cut through the mangled wreckage to free Garza and Fuentes.

The driver of the Charger and a passenger were taken to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights with what police described as minor injuries.

The two occupants of the Mercedes escaped injury.

The family is well known in Lampasas where Garza is a youth soccer coach and Fuentes, a dental assistant.