Street Race Leads to Serious Injuries in Denison

3-17-04 - Illegal street racing may be to blame for a bad accident near Denison Tuesday night that left a teen seriously injured.

Police say two teens in a Ford Mustang were heading out of Denison on highway 120 when another car came up behind them, and initiated a race. Both cars topped speeded in of 80 mph, until the Mustang driver lost control and ran into a tree.

The 19-year-old driver had minor injuries, but his passenger remains in the hospital. Police say it brings new attention to a problem of drag racing across the area.