Police: Racing leads to deadly crash in Cedar Park

The Cedar Park Police Department has determined that street racing led to the deadly car accident on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the intersection of West Whitestone Boulevard and Walton Way. 

Two children, one-year-old Daniel Chaudhary and eight-year-old Elijah Chaudhary, were killed in that accident. Daniel's mother and Elijah's stepmother, 31-year-old Zara Salman, remains in a coma at a local hospital in critical condition. 

According to the Cedar Park Police Department, 18-year-old Hayden Michael Hammer, was racing another truck in the westbound lanes of West Whitestone Blvd prior to crashing into Salman's Nissan, which was turning left onto Walton Way.

Hammer was arrested for two counts of Racing on Highway Causing Death, a second degree felony. Hammer will be booked into the Williamson County Jail.

The Cedar Park Police Department identified the other driver in the incident on Friday, but did not release the name or any other details.


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