Police believe fatal accident 
caused by street racing

OKLAHOMA 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.

The driver, Jonathan Michael Fanning, and his passenger, Lance Aaron Meier, were killed Thursday afternoon along Council Road between N.W. 50th and 63rd streets.

Fanning overcorrected after a hitting a curb, slid across four lanes and collided with Sally Lou Logan's northbound SUV, police Sgt. Greg Giltner said.

The 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.

A Bethany police officer ticketed Fanning April 26 for street racing, Giltner said.

"It was the same stretch of the road and the same time of day," Giltner said.

The extensive damage to both cars led officers to conclude the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed, Giltner said.

The SUV hit the passenger door of the car, bending it into a horseshoe, police said.

"It's too fast, too furious. These souped-up cars, the speed and inexperienced drivers are a bad, bad, bad decision every time.

"This is a long, straight and flat place where kids like to test their equipment. This is a dangerous situation."

Logan, 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 treatment.



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