ROUND ROCK, TX (10/29/2016) — A street racing incident on Saturday afternoon claimed the lives of two pedestrians–a father and daughter–identified as Tyrone and Cheyenne Price.
Authorities have identified 12-year-old Cheyenne Price and her father, Tyrone Price, as the victims of an auto-pedestrian accident that occurred at the intersection of A.W. Grimes Boulevard and Gattis School Road in Round Rock, Texas.
The Round Rock Police Department (RRPD) reported that at around 3:00 p.m., the drivers of two Ford Mustangs (one red and one blue) were racing when the driver of the red Mustang clipped a silver minivan.
The initial impact caused the minivan to careen onto the sidewalk, striking two pedestrians—later identified as Tyrone and Cheyenne Price. They both lost their lives at the scene.
“Something that can absolutely be prevented is racing. It takes intent for someone to make their vehicle travel at a certain speed to out do another vehicle on the roadway. It’s completely senseless and absolutely preventable,” said Sgt. Tom Sloan.
The two occupants in the red Mustang and the three occupants of the silver minivan were taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Police stated that charges are being filed against the driver of the red Mustang. He has been identified as a male in his early 20’s. The driver of the blue Mustang is at large, and officials are searching for that individual.
An investigation is ongoing.
Authorities have already filed charges against the driver who collided with the minivan. If the other driver is found, he/she will likely face similar charges. However, both drivers may also face a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim’s family, should they chose to pursue civil charges.
Car accidents of this nature are completely preventable. We would like to use this incident as a reminder of how dangerous street racing inherently is. There’s simply no excuse. The consequences can be dire, innocent lives can be taken, and you WILL be held responsible for your actions.