Police believe the 35-year-old was involved in a street race and was driving a Genesis sedan north on Fleur Dr at speeds around 100 mph when he crossed into the southbound lanes of traffic and collided with a Honda Accord driven by a 38-year-old woman around 6 p.m.
Also inside the Accord were an 8-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy. The 4-year-old died from his injuries.
The 35-year-old then struck a Chevrolet Equinox driven by a 40-year-old woman.
Medics transported everyone involved in the collision to an area hospital.
Authorities arrested the 35-year-old and charged him with reckless driving, speeding, drag racing, and homicide by vehicle. They are still trying to locate the other driver involved in the street race.
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