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TTPD: Second driver arrested in fatal drag racing crash

Updated: Apr. 27, 2018 at 6:45 PM CDT
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FREE ON BOND: Gilbert Burton, 52, of Texarkana, Texas, is free on $100,000 bond after being...
FREE ON BOND: Gilbert Burton, 52, of Texarkana, Texas, is free on $100,000 bond after being booked on a charge of racing on roadway causing serious bodily injury or death. (Source: Texarkana, Texas, Police Department)
Daymetra Jacobs with her sister Laquania Hopkins who was killed in a crash the evening of March...
Daymetra Jacobs with her sister Laquania Hopkins who was killed in a crash the evening of March 20 in Texarkana, Texas.(Source: Daymetra Jacobs)

TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - Texarkana Texas Police says they've got another man in custody in relation to a death that was caused because of illegal drag racing.

Kalob Doyle, 25, is charged with racing on a roadway causing serious bodily injury or death, according to Texarkana Texas Police Department. He and Gilbert Burton, 52, both of Texarkana Texas, were said to be racing at a high rate of speed on the afternoon of March 20.

Police say Doyle's 2000 Ford Mustang struck the side of LaQuania Hopkins' 2003 Toyota Avalon. She later died at the scene.

Burton's vehicle did not come into contact with Hopkins' Avalon. He allegedly fled the scene, according to TTPD. He turned himself in on March 25 after he learned a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He was booked into the Bi-State Jail and released later after posting $100,000 in bond.

Doyle's warrant was also issued in March, but officers were forced to delay serving it while Doyle received treatment for injuries he suffered in the crash. He remains in Bi-State Jail where a judge set his bail at $50,000.

According to TTPD, Racing on Roadway Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death is a second-degree felony, punishable by not less than two years and not more than twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

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