2 men arrested in drag racing death ID'd - WNEM TV 5

2 men arrested in drag racing death ID'd

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Kevin Hart, pictured on the left, and Charles Mitts, on the right. Kevin Hart, pictured on the left, and Charles Mitts, on the right.
OWOSSO, MI (WNEM) -

Authorities say two people accused of striking and killing another motorist as they raced down an Owosso street have now been charged.

Owosso City Police Chief Michael Compeau said 19-year-old Kevin Hart and 20-year-old Charles Mitts were in pick-up trucks and were allegedly drag racing north down North Shiawassee Street on Thursday around 12:15 p.m. when they struck a southbound Chevrolet Cobalt.

The victim killed in the Cobalt was 55-year-old Darrell Hall, of Owosso. Hall lived just a few blocks from the crash scene. Hall's son Dustin tells TV5 that his father was making a quick stop at the grocery store before Thanksgiving Dinner.

Authorities said Charles Mitts fled the scene in his white Checy S-10, but was later found by police and arrested.

>>Click here to see more photos from the crash scene<<

Both Mitts and Hart are charged with reckless driving causing death, a 15-year felony if they are found guilty. They are being held in the Shiawassee County Jail on $20,000 bond each.

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