A man is facing multiple charges after a street race in Goodyear resulted in the death of two individuals Sunday.
Andrew Michael Lugo is facing manslaughter, endangerment and driving under the influence charges after a race with another motorist went awry, according to Goodyear Police.
The three-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of North 155th Avenue and West Indian School Road. Both 43-year-old Brian Rose and 58-year-old Douglas Shippy died as a result of the incident.
According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office site, Lugo could also face vehicular homicide charges.
According to reports, investigators say the two racing vehicles were traveling at 80-90 mph when they both struck Rose. Lugo was reportedly driving at these speeds with his fiance and her 8-year-old daughter in the vehicle.
In 2022, Lugo was cited for driving over a reasonable and prudent speed for an offense adjudicated in Buckeye Municipal Court. He faced the same charge in Glendale Municipal Court two years earlier.
Lugo was ordered to take a defensive driving course in both incidences but was not cited as a street racer.
In 2021, the Arizona State Legislature passed Senate Bill 1533, to address street racing by fining suspects $1,000 on top of misdemeanor charges for violations. An offense would also see the vehicle impounded for seven days.
Previous drafts of the 2021 law proposed found a 30-day impound period for violators, unconstitutional, according to some lawmakers.
The law was designed to address street racing deaths that plagued the Valley amid the proliferation of race culture. Fines from violators go to a drag racing prevention enforcement fund managed by the governor’s office.
The law also brings about misdemeanor charges for anyone that aids or abets street racing. The measure aims to curb street takeovers by racing groups who shut down public roads for exclusive use.