Accident Reconstruction Expert Testifies In Drag Race Trial

The Baltimore Sun reports that according to accident-reconstruction expert Sal Fariello,  one of two spectators killed in a 2009 drag-racing accident on Interstate 70 was standing in a traffic lane, and not on the shoulder.  Under cross-examination in the double-homicide trial, the defense witness also said that the man could have been running from the car bearing down on him at about 84 mph.

The victim was Jonathan Henderson, 20, who was struck and killed, as was his friend, Mary-Kathryn Abernathy, 21, who had been standing nearby as they watched an early-morning drag race near Security Boulevard in Woodlawn on June 21, 2009. Police investigators reported at the time that both victims had been on the side of the road.

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