Two Canyon Country residents accused of participating in a street race that led to the death of a passenger in one of the vehicles involved have pleaded not guilty to a number of charges handed down in a grand jury indictment.
During the alleged street race, one of the participants reportedly slammed his Mustang into a tree on Sand Road. A 19-year-old passenger in that vehicle was killed. Along with a litany of California Vehicle Code charges lodged against them, the pair also faces gross vehicular manslaughter charges.
The man believed to have been the driver of the car in which the passenger was killed was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
The indictment alleges that the two men were racing at speeds in excess of 100 mph, were making dangerous lane changes, and had been driving on the wrong side of the roadway. They were also charged with reckless driving, participating in a speed contest causing injuries, and driving at an unsafe speed.
The man who allegedly drove the car in which the passenger died saw his bail go up from $1 million to $2.23 million. The other driver, who had lesser bond, has been out on bail since the accident.
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