TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Tampa Police Department arrested two teenagers Wednesday for their alleged involvement in a deadly street racing crash last July.
The department said the wreck happened on July 24 when Kristopher Trenker, 19, and Austin Lewis, 17, got into an illegal street race on Adamo Drive.
Police said the race reached speeds up to 120 mph.
The teens’ race came to a deadly end when another vehicle got in front of the Lewis’ SUV, causing the driver to swerve to avoid it. Police said the 17-year-old’s SUV hit a cement culvert, went airborne, and flipped several times.
According to the department, a 16-year-old passenger in Lewis’ vehicle was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.
Police said a blood draw from the 17-year-old suspect showed a blood alcohol level of .08.
Lewis was charged with DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide. Trenker was charged with vehicular homicide, operating an unregistered vehicle, and driving with a suspended license.