Street Racing Alleged In Double-Fatal Bartlett Crash

Street racing often results in car crashes.  As seen in various street racing accidents that have happened throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, serious injuries and fatalities often result, both to those drivers who are racing as well as to innocent bystanders.  These innocent parties typically includes other motorists as well as others such as pedestrians.  While there are many reasons as to why such racing can lead to crashes, often a crash occurs as the driving at excessive speed leads to a loss of vehicle control.  It is not uncommon for such speeds to meet or exceed 100 mph.

In the September 25, 2018 post (“Double-Fatal Bartlett Crash At Stearns Road And Munger Road“) a September 25 car crash in Bartlett, which resulted in two fatalities, was discussed.  Recently, additional information concerning this accident has been released.  According to prosecutors, two drivers were street racing at the time of the crash.

An excerpt regarding this alleged street racing crash, from the December 8, 2018 WBBM Newsradio article titled “Homicide Charges Filed In Fatal Bartlett Car Crash“:

Prosecutors said Uriel Zenteno, 23, of West Chicago, and  Jordan Gant, 20, of Bolingbrook, were racing west on Stearns Road approaching Munger Road in Bartlett shortly before 6 a.m., Sept. 25, when Zenteno lost of control of his car and veered head-on at 84 miles an hour into two eastbound cars.  Eastbound motorist Chris Arbeen and Miguel Flores, 23, a passenger in Zenteno’s car, died in the accident.

Police said Zenteno topped 100 miles an hour just before the crash, and Gant, 90 miles an hour. 

 Additional details and possible updates concerning this Bartlett fatal car crash that allegedly involved street racing can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the December 7 Chicago Tribune article titled “2 charged with street racing in Bartlett crash that claimed 2 lives.”

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