A police crackdown is underway on illegal street racing in Colorado. A CBS4 Investigation has found street racing is no longer relegated to empty roads in the middle of nowhere; the cars are now speeding down Denver interstates on a weekly basis.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is taking steps to stop street racing on one of Denver’s busiest roads.
Late Sunday night police thought they would find a large crowd of cars gathering for a street race at the intersection of South Quebec Street and East County Line Road. Instead, they found an empty parking lot.
Charges have been filed against two men in connection with a street racing crash that claimed the life of a 26-year-old woman.
Rachel Neiman, 26, died at a hospital, the state patrol said. She and six others were hospitalized after the accident at 54th Avenue and Federal Boulevard on Nov. 7.
An investigation into a street racing crash that injured seven people on Federal Boulevard is continuing, and a driver who was possibly involved is still at large.
Drag racers hit the track at Bandimere Speedway to see just how fast they could go in a legal racing event designed to get street racers off the street and onto the track.
A vigil was held Friday night for a teen who died in a crash involving street racing.
Police in Aurora said they know who was driving the stolen BMW in the street racing crash that killed a teenager.
Authorities are still searching for a driver who hit a teenager while street racing Sunday night.