Man surrenders in street-racing death

Source: Union Tribune

Author: Paul Repard

Date: 2003/04/04

San Diego, CA - Man surrenders in street-racing death

An 18-year-old Spring Valley resident surrendered yesterday for arrest in a fatal street-racing crash in Miramar last November.

San Diego police said Lawton Ferreira II faces a charge of second-degree murder.

His attorney arranged his surrender to a detective shortly before noon yesterday, said police Lt. Charles Hogquist of the traffic division.

Investigators allege Ferreira was racing another car on Camino Santa Fe, off Miramar Road, on Nov. 26 when he broadsided a third vehicle. Its driver, Feli Dolor, 20, of Chula Vista, a student at Southwestern College, was killed instantly in the collision.

Ferreira was going 78 mph in a 40-mph zone at the time, Hogquist said. Ferreira and his passenger suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital.

Hogquist said Ferreira had been arrested in a separate street-racing incident six months earlier and pleaded guilty.

Because of that prior case, Hogquist said, investigators believe Ferreira is guilty of malice in continuing to race. Malice is a factor in seeking a second-degree murder charge.

Shumberger was released Saturday on an $11,000 bond.



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