BY EMILY MIBACH
Daily Post Staff Writer
Two young men have been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder for allegedly drag racing in Redwood City and hitting a car that killed a mother and father, leaving their twin 7-year-old daughters orphans.
Arrested were a 17-year-old boy and Kyle Harrison, 23, both of Redwoodo City.
Grace Spiridon, 42, and Gregory Ammen, 44, both of San Carlos, died in the crash on Nov. 4 on El Camino Real and Finger Avenue.
Harrison and the 17-year-old were racing down El Camino Real when they hit the car containing parents and their daughters, police said. The 17-year-old’s car struck the Ammen family’s, spinning the two cars onto the sidewalk, with one catching on fire, police said.
Spiridon and Ammen were killed, and the twins were taken to a hospital.
Police said the arrests follow an “extensive investigation.”
Harrison is in jail on no bail status. He is expected to appear in court tomorrow (Nov. 22). The status of the 17-year-old was not immediately, known but he was booked into juvenile hall on Friday.
Previously, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe has told the Post that the driver is two months away from his 18th birthday. Wagstaffe said it is possible his office will recommend that the courts try the teenager as an adult, which would make his name public.