Police: Man played role in street race that led to 2 deaths

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Ankeny police have arrested a man suspected of engaging in a drag race that ended when one of the vehicles crashed, killing its two occupants.

An Ankeny news release says 21-year-old Brandon Ferin, of Johnston, was arrested Tuesday. He’s charged with misdemeanor drag racing and felony vehicular homicide. Polk County court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him.

Police say Ferin was racing his pickup truck against another the night of Aug. 25 at speeds of up to 80 mph (129 kph) in a 35 mph (56 kph) zone. The other truck went out of control and crashed into another vehicle in a restaurant parking lot.

The two people in the other truck were killed: 41-year-old Brad Stover, from Colfax, and 50-year-old Ronald Girtz, from Pine City, Minnesota.

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