Police believe fatal
caused by street racing
CITY (AP) - Two 19-year-old Oklahoma City men died after the souped-up
compact car in which they were riding went out of control while racing
and crashed into a sport-utility vehicle, police said.
driver, Jonathan Michael Fanning, and his passenger, Lance Aaron Meier,
were killed Thursday afternoon along Council Road between N.W. 50th and
overcorrected after a hitting a curb, slid across four lanes and
collided with Sally Lou Logan's northbound SUV, police Sgt. Greg Giltner
other car involved in the street race left the scene of the 1:20 p.m.
accident. Police are looking for a small, modified car that is silver or
gray in color.
Bethany police officer ticketed Fanning April 26 for street racing,
was the same stretch of the road and the same time of day," Giltner
extensive damage to both cars led officers to conclude the driver was
traveling at a high rate of speed, Giltner said.
SUV hit the passenger door of the car, bending it into a horseshoe,
too fast, too furious. These souped-up cars, the speed and inexperienced
drivers are a bad, bad, bad decision every time.
is a long, straight and flat place where kids like to test their
equipment. This is a dangerous situation."
57, of Oklahoma City, suffered minor injuries. Her husband was called to
the scene near Wiley Post Airport to take her to a city hospital for
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