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Teen Driver Arrested In Fatal Racing Crash

A 16-year old boy who allegedly was racing another driver when he got into a crash that killed two teenagers on State Route 52 in Kearny Mesa last week has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of vehicular manslaughter and two counts of participating in a speed contest resulting in injury.

The suspect, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, went to the CHP's station on Pacific Highway along with his father about 10 a.m. to turn himself in after being notified that he was the subject of an arrest warrant.

The other driver involved in the April 4 fatal accident, 18-year-old Michael S. Johnson of Lakeside, is scheduled to be arraigned in the case this afternoon.

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HarryStreet | April 13, 2012 at 9:31 a.m. ― 4 years, 10 months ago

What have the parents to say about this?

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JeanMarc | April 13, 2012 at 11:32 a.m. ― 4 years, 10 months ago

His parents should have bought him a very old and slow car.

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mccolgan55 | April 14, 2012 at 2:08 p.m. ― 4 years, 10 months ago

The "accident" happened at 11:46pm on a weeknight with under 18 year olds. Why were these kids out this late? Why were they driving other under 18 year olds? This was obviously a case of teenagers believing they are invincible and parents not enforcing the law of who their children are allowed to transport late at night.
Based on previous years this is only the beginning of the spring break to end of school year teen driving "accident" season. It is up to all parents and students and ANYONE who sees the breaking of these needed laws to speak up and let someone know when this is happening.

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