SAN ANTONIO - Investigators believe a teenage driver was street racing when he crashed into a truck and utility pole, killing two young women from Brandeis High School on Tuesday.
Street racing continues to be a dangerous problem in the city according to officers out on the streets. There are wild videos of drivers in fast cars racing at high speeds on San Antonio streets. They've posted their dangerous races on YouTube.
Officers have learned racers plan their meets through social websites. On one of those websites drivers have mentioned racing on Loop 1604.
SAPD Officer Ben Maciel said, “You may see both of these vehicles racing down the highway. One of them may resort to drive on the shoulder, causing traffic hazards for the public in general.”
Officers say a lot of times the drivers don't even know each other. A driver will pull up to another car and begin to accelerate to show he's ready to race.
If you spot this illegal activity, police ask that you get their license plates and report it.