2 charged with street racing, reckless homicide in fatal Bartlett crash
Two men have been charged in a crash that killed two during an alleged street race earlier this year in northwest suburban Bartlett.
Uriel Zenteno, 23, and Jordan Gant, 20, each are charged with aggravated street racing and reckless homicide for the Sept. 25 crash at Stearns and Munger roads in Bartlett, according to a statement from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.
Zenteno and Gant are accused of driving west on Stearns at high speeds shortly before 5:50 a.m. when Zenteno lost control of the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt he was driving, crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a Nissan Altima and a Land Rover Range Rover, prosecutors and Bartlett police said.
Zenteno was driving approximately 84 mph at the time of the crash and had reached speeds of up to 100 mph during the race, while Gant had been driving in excess of 90 mph, according to prosecutors.
The crash killed the driver of the Nissan, 40-year-old Chris Arbeen, as well as 23-year-old Miguel Flores, who was a passenger in the Chevrolet, the state’s attorney’s office said.
Zenteno, of West Chicago, and Gant, of Bolingbrook, appeared in court Thursday. Zenteno’s bail was set at $300,000; Gant’s was set at $200,000. Both are due back in court Tuesday.