2nd man charged for racing crash in Cedar Park that left 2 children dead
A second man has been charged for a racing crash in Cedar Park last month that left two children dead.
A spokesperson for the Cedar Park Police Department says Blake Ayers Kirkpatrick, 21, is facing the charge of racing on a highway causing serious bodily injury, and two counts of racing on a highway causing death.
It happened Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the intersection of West Whitestone Boulevard and Walton Way, just west of Hwy 183.
Investigators say a 2008 Dodge Ram pickup truck was racing another truck in the westbound lanes of Whitestone Blvd. when it struck a 2016 Nissan Rogue turning left onto Walton Way.
The driver of the Nissan Rouge, Zara Salman, 31, was critically injured in the collision. Two children passengers -- Daniel Chaudhary, 1, and Elijah Chaudhary, 8 -- were declared dead at the scene. Daniel is Zara Salman's biological child, Elijah is her step-son, police said.
Hayden Michael Hammer, 18, is already charged with two counts of racing on a highway causing death, a second degree felony. His truck, which struck Salman's vehicle, was totaled at the scene. Kirkpatrick's truck never stopped.
Further details were not immediately available.