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Two drivers arrested on murder charges in Redwood City crash that killed parents of twin girls

Police allege that the two drivers, ages 23 and 17, were racing each other

Gregory Ammen and Grace Spiridon were parents of twin 7-year-old daughters. Courtesy Liza Spiridon.

Two Redwood City drivers, including a 17-year-old, have been arrested and face second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a major vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a San Carlos couple and leaving several others injured, according to the Redwood City Police Department.

The defendants, 23-year-old Kyle Harrison and a 17-year-old male, were allegedly drag racing just before 8 p.m. on Nov. 4 when the teen's vehicle collided with a car containing a family of four at the intersection of El Camino Real and Finger Avenue, police said on Monday, Nov. 21, in a statement.

Gregory Ammen, 44, and Google employee Grace Spiridon, 42, Palo Alto natives and residents of San Carlos, were in the other car in the collision and died in the crash. Ammen and Spiridon’s 7-year-old twin daughters were injured in the crash, as were two passengers in the teen’s car.

A close-up of one of the vehicles involved in the crash. Courtesy Heather Mann.

The 17-year-old was arrested on Nov. 18 and booked into the San Mateo County Youth Services Center, after spending two weeks at Stanford Hospital, according to officials. Harrison was arrested at his residence on Nov. 21 and was booked into the San Mateo County Jail, police said.

A police investigation determined that two cars were engaged in a speed contest that caused the fatal accident. The drivers are facing two counts of second degree murder and, if convicted, could serve 15 years to life in prison, police said.

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Two drivers arrested on murder charges in Redwood City crash that killed parents of twin girls

Police allege that the two drivers, ages 23 and 17, were racing each other

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Uploaded: Mon, Nov 21, 2022, 3:20 pm

Two Redwood City drivers, including a 17-year-old, have been arrested and face second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a major vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a San Carlos couple and leaving several others injured, according to the Redwood City Police Department.

The defendants, 23-year-old Kyle Harrison and a 17-year-old male, were allegedly drag racing just before 8 p.m. on Nov. 4 when the teen's vehicle collided with a car containing a family of four at the intersection of El Camino Real and Finger Avenue, police said on Monday, Nov. 21, in a statement.

Gregory Ammen, 44, and Google employee Grace Spiridon, 42, Palo Alto natives and residents of San Carlos, were in the other car in the collision and died in the crash. Ammen and Spiridon’s 7-year-old twin daughters were injured in the crash, as were two passengers in the teen’s car.

The 17-year-old was arrested on Nov. 18 and booked into the San Mateo County Youth Services Center, after spending two weeks at Stanford Hospital, according to officials. Harrison was arrested at his residence on Nov. 21 and was booked into the San Mateo County Jail, police said.

A police investigation determined that two cars were engaged in a speed contest that caused the fatal accident. The drivers are facing two counts of second degree murder and, if convicted, could serve 15 years to life in prison, police said.

Anyone who has information about the case is encouraged to call the RCPD tip line at 650-780-7107.

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