PHOENIX, AZ — A possible street racing crash on Interstate 10 has left 2 adults dead and 2 children in critical condition. The accident took place on February 20th just after midnight.
When troopers arrived on scene, they found 2 adults and 2 children in the vehicle. Both adults were killed and the 2 children taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The adults killed in the incident have been identified as Jimmy Lee Greenwood of Surprise and Farren Isabel Relerford of El Mirage. The children have been identified as a 2-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl.
Investigators believe that the vehicle was racing another car eastbound on I-10 near 59th Avenue just before colliding with a barrier wall. Officials say the other vehicle is a “non-contact” party, meaning it did not come in contact with the crashed vehicle, but may be a factor in how the crash occurred.
Impairment has not been ruled out and the investigation is ongoing.
The AZ Hometown Lawyers sends their condolences to the friends and family Jimmy and Farren. We also send out best wishes to the children who were injured.
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