MEAD VALLEY, CA (The Press-Enterprise) – A 30-year-old Perris man was in custody in Washington state Tuesday in connection with a street racing collision in Mead Valley earlier this month that took the lives of two young brothers, the California Highway Patrol said.
Josue Leyva-Gallegos was arrested by U.S. Marshals at the Department of Motor Vehicles building in Kent, Wash., when he tried to register a vehicle there, the CHP said in a news release.
Leyva-Gallegos is from Mexico and was previously deported there in 2012 by the Immigration and Custom Enforcement Agency, an arrest declaration filed in Riverside County Superior Court said. He also is the cousin of a man already charged in the street racing deaths, Ricardo Zuniga, 26, of Perris.
Zuniga told investigators Leyva-Gallegos had previously lived in Washington, records show.
Leyva-Gallegos “is currently in custody in Washington awaiting extradition for two counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, each with a sentencing enhancement of fleeing the scene of a crime,” the CHP said in its statement.
The CHP said Leyva-Gallegos and Zuniga were street racing May 15 on Oakwood Road, east of Brown Street, when Zuniga’s teal 1992 Honda Accord struck a blue 2015 …
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