Teenager dies in street racing wreck in Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say an 18-year-old driver was killed while racing another teenager on the street.

The accident happened about 11 p.m. As police were investigating, a pickup truck slammed into two police vehicles.

The teenager killed was 18-year-old Brennan Peshek of Wichita. Police say Peshek was driving a 2005 Ford Mustang and racing a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by a 19-year-old man.

The lane Greenwich was driving in ended and the Mustang struck a curb before hitting a tree and a pole.

While police were investigating, officers used their cars to block traffic. Police say a pickup truck approached at a high rate of speed and struck an occupied police truck and an unoccupied police SUV.

The truck driver and a passenger had minor injuries. No officers were injured. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the second accident.

No arrests have been made in either crash.


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