2 teens arrested in deadly street racing crash

The suspects, both 17, were arrested Thursday

Two cars in Eugene may have been racing when one of them struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon, officials said, June 9, 2015. (Courtesy, KVAL)
Two cars in Eugene may have been racing when one of them struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon, officials said, June 9, 2015. (Courtesy, KVAL)

LANE COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — Two teenagers have been arrested for a deadly street racing crash in Lane County.

According to Oregon State Police, a Chevrolet Camaro and a Mitsubishi 3000GT were speed racing on Matthews Rd. near Pleasant Hill Tuesday. The drivers lost control and the Camaro struck and killed 45-year-old Roland Vilette, who lives on the street. Investigators haven’t determined yet where Vilette was standing when he was hit.

The suspects, both 17, were arrested Thursday. They are charged with manslaughter, reckless driving and recklessly endangering.

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