Drag-racing douchebags kill 9-year-old twin

Ah, the joys of drag racing on a public thoroughfare. It’s all fun and games until you accidentally kill the 9-year-old niece of one of Humboldt County’s most popular and respected cops.

But that’s apparently what happened Monday afternoon, when one of two vehicles involved in a little drag-racing frivolity on Highway 299 clipped a car carrying at least three little girls, including a set of twins.

One of the twins was killed in the wreck, and her mother is said to be in critical condition.

But here’s our favorite part: The driver of the vehicle that caused the wreck reportedly has two DUIs to her credit, and her passenger was a parolee who had already racked up an impressive string of criminal offenses all his own.

The Times-Standard reported Tuesday that police are looking for the driver of a Mustang that fled the scene following the collision, but we doubt he’ll get far.

Sources say that driver has been identified, and we’re willing to bet every law enforcement officer in the county is keeping an eye out for him.

Our condolences to the family and friends of the child who died.

Update: The Times-Standard reports Wednesday that the mother’s condition is improved. And a law enforcement source tells the Humboldt Mirror that investigators have not yet ruled out the possibillity that the felon, rather than the drunk, was behind the wheel when the accident occurred.

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11 Responses

  1. “Sources say that driver has been identified, and we’re willing to bet every law enforcement officer in the county is keeping an eye out for him”

    yep and me and everybody else.

  2. So at first I struggled for a clever way to weigh in on this one. There must be something funny, right? Long story short: There is nothing funny about this or even remotely hopeful. I am very sorry for the family. I wish you the best.

  3. Ditto that.

  4. It’s an incredibly sad story. I’m a twin, and I can’t imagine losing my sister. It pisses me off no end that there are people out there with so little regard for other human beings.

  5. Lawlessness encourages lawlessness.

  6. I can’t even weigh in on this because it is so sad.

  7. Round ‘em all up and throw away the key. What a tragedy.

  8. Unfortunately, there will be some defense lawyer who will claim the driver had testosterone poisoning or some other b.s. to get a lesser sentence than is deserved here. It’s murder, isn’t it?

  9. I don’t know how you look at this any other way, Sam. But let the bullshit begin. Who knows if the Gagster will even bother with it.

  10. Good intel, buggies. You’d think the actual reporters around here would of dug up that information.

  11. You guys called that one right. The Times Standard is now saying it was the man instead of the woman who was driving. Felon instead of drunk, in your words. Lock em all up and be done with it.

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