Second driver arrested in street racing crash that seriously injured 3 people
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said deputies arrested the second driver, who is believed to have been a road racer, before causing a serious accident on Highway 90 on the southwest side Wednesday night.
Dawson Jerald McCulley, 19, was arrested in Medina County on Friday. He faces eight felonies: four for running down a freeway causing grievous bodily harm and the other four for failing to stop and render assistance during grievous bodily harm, Salazar said.
The first driver arrested, Hammer John Felan, 33, was taken into custody on Thursday. He faces five felonies, including two counts of highway racing resulting in serious injury or death, one count of injury to a child, one count of highway racing and one count of unlicensed racing. His bonds total more than $325,000.
“Gloomy reminder of the dangers of street racing,” Salazar said after McCulley’s arrest Friday.
Sheriff Javier Salazar said just before 9 p.m. Wednesday Felan was driving a Pontiac GTO in the westbound lanes and ran into McCulley, who was believed to be in a white Volkswagen GTI with a black stripe.
Felan lost control near WT Montgomery Road and crashed into the median and then landed in the eastbound lanes where he collided with another vehicle.
A woman in her 40s and her 10-year-old daughter were both seriously injured and transported to the university hospital for treatment.
Salazar said Friday that the child’s injuries were so severe that a piece of her intestines had to be removed.
“This little girl is paying the price for someone else’s stupidity,” Salazar said.
The passenger in Felan’s car was seriously injured and suffered serious injuries. The sheriff said Thursday that although Felan and his passenger share the same last name, their connection is unknown at this time.
“She had some pretty serious injuries. She’s been in and out of surgeries all morning,” Salazar said of the passenger Wednesday.
Salazar said he doesn’t know if Felan knows the driver in the Volkswagen GTI with a black stripe who has been accused of racing.
According to the sheriff, alcohol should not have played a role in this case.
Calling street racing an epidemic, Salazar said it was “not a victimless crime, not a harmless crime.”
“They’re out there showing a lot of disregard for human life, including their own and their passengers,” Salazar said.
Anyone who witnessed the accident or followed the road race on dashcam video is asked to contact BCSO by phone at 210-335-6070 or email [email protected] If you see someone driving on the road, you will be asked to call 911.
Salazar shares information from McCulley’s arrest
Salazar shares information about Felan’s arrest
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