Second Suspect Surrenders in Fatal July Drag Racing Crash That Killed Three

Ryan Farrell turned himself in to the Homicide Unit on Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.


Farrell (left), Bloomfield

The second suspect wanted in connection with the deadly drag racing accident that claimed three lives in July was taken into custody by police on Tuesday. Ryan Farrell, 20, surrendered to the Homicide Unit. He was wanted in connection with a horrific crash last summer that killed 17-year-olds Yvette Gonzalez and Sabrina Rhoads as well as 20-year-old Felip Hernandez, according to a police statement.

Farrell, from the 10000 block of Northeast Avenue, faces charges of Accidents Involving Death Or Personal Injury, Homicide by Vehicle, and Involuntary Manslaughter, according to court documents.

Farrell is the believed to be the driver of a second car involved in the accident. Christopher Bloomfield, 20, was arrested Saturday at his home on Knorr Street on charges of Homicide by Vehicle, Aggravated Assault While Driving under the Influence; Homicide by Vehicle and related offenses. The three people pronounced dead at the scene were Bloomfield’s passengers.

The two cars were allegedly traveling at high rates of speed northbound on Sandmeyer Lane at the time of the crash, which threw Gonzalez and Rhoads from the car and caused it to break in two. Another of Bloomfield’s passengers, 17-year-old Bogdan Arutyunov, suffered serious injuries but continues to recover.

Farrell’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 9th at 9 a.m. His bail is set at $50,000.

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