Two Men Charged In Drag-Racing Deaths

Bob Roberts
December 07, 2018 - 3:41 pm

Uriel Zenteno, left; Jordan Gant (DuPage County State's Attorney)


(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Two men face reckless homicide charges stemming from a September accident that killed two others in west suburban Bartlett.         

Prosecutors on Friday said 23-year-old Uriel Zenteno of West Chicago and 20-year-old Jordan Gant of Bolingbrook were racing west on Stearns Road approaching Munger Road in Bartlett early Sept. 25 when Zenteno lost of control of his car and veered head-on at 84 mph into two eastbound cars. 

Eastbound motorist Chris Arbeen and 23-year-old Miguel Flores, a passenger in Zenteno's car, died in the accident.    

Police say Zenteno topped 100 mph just before the crash and Gant 90 miles an hour. During an initial appearance before a DuPage County judge, bond was set at $300,000 for Zenteno and $200,000 for Gant.    

DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin said the blatant disregard for public safety allegedly shown by the pair was "astounding."