West High student faces 2 charges of manslaughter after street racing crash

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- An 18-year-old is facing two charges of manslaughter for the death of two West High students back in February.

Court papers say on February 16th, Abraham Miranda was racing another car when he crashed into the car of a pregnant woman killing the two passengers in his car. 18-year-old Dylan Emilio Hernandez and 17-year-old Vidal Pacheco-Tinoco were Seniors at West High School.

The woman driving the other car “suffered traumatic brain injury, internal bleeding requiring the removal of her kidney, spleen, and 15 broken bones.” An emergency C-section was performed and medical staff told her “her baby would have brain damage and trouble using her left side”

A witness saw Miranda “put his hand out the window and shake it at the other vehicle”. The witness said the vehicles were side by side and appeared as though they were “dragging” before the crash.

Court documents say Miranda was going over 95 miles per hour at the time of the crash. The speed limit in the area is 40.

A warrant for his arrest was issued. He faces two counts of manslaughter and one count of reckless endangerment.*

*At the time this story was posted, Miranda had still not been booked.

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