Authorities in McHenry County say two teens who died in a single-car crash last month might have been street-racing at the time, and charges have been filed against another motorist who police said fled the scene after the crash occurred.
Dan L. Huber, 20, of Woodstock, was arrested Wednesday and charged with failure to report a fatal traffic accident and aggravated street racing, according to a release from the McHenry County Sheriff's department. His address was not released.
The sheriff's office said an investigation determined Huber had met with the two teens shortly before the crash and arranged the street race.
Authorities said Huber's vehicle did not collide with the one carrying the teens before it crashed but said Huber left the scene without rendering aid or calling 911.
The July 1 crash occurred in the 14000 block of Davis Road in an unincorporated area near Woodstock and killed Jacob S. Norys and Alec J. Kaiser, both 16, of Woodstock.
Authorities said the 2010 Hyundai Elantra that Kaiser was driving went off the roadway about 2 a.m., rolled over and struck a tree and a concrete post. The teens were wearing seatbelts, and the car's airbags deployed, but both were pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
Bail was set at $100,000 for Huber on Wednesday.