2 arrested in fatal street racing crash

SACRAMENTO - A 38-year-old Vacaville man is dead and two young Fairfield men are being held responsible, accused of vehicular manslaughter and illegal street racing.

The victim, Quincy Jones, was making a left turn from Airbase Parkway to Wiley Road in Fairfield the evening of Feb. 25 when his Cadillac was broadsided by a Nissan 300. Jones died of injuries he suffered and 19-year-old Ansheel Anosh Kumar of Fairfield, who was behind the wheel of the Nissan, was seriously injured.

From witness reports and evidence from the crash scene, Fairfield police Lt. Matt Bloesch said investigators came to the conclusion illegal street racing caused the wreck and the death of Jones. Bloesch said Kumar and 24-year-old Lawan Lee Harper of Fairfield were racing each other at nearly twice the posted 50 miles per hour between stoplights on Airbase Parkway that evening.

Kumar and Harper were arrested Thursday and booked into Solano County Jail for vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, engaging in an illegal speed contest and reckless driving.

Harper, who is on active duty with the 60th Civil Engineering Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, posted $150,000 bail and was released. Kumar was arraigned Monday and his bail was reduced to $45,000. He was still in custody as of Monday afternoon, authorities said.


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