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Second driver turns himself in for fatal drag race that left a man in a wheelchair dead

Posted at 3:03 PM, Oct 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-29 15:03:33-04

A man turned himself in on Friday in connection with the drag racing crash that left an wheelchair-bound man dead. 

Israel Lugo Jr., a 42-year-old Hispanic man, was wanted on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident after a street race between him and 21-year-old Deonica Pannell left John E. Kudryk dead on Oct. 14. 

RELATED: Man in wheelchair killed during drag race on West 25th Street

Police say Lugo fled the scene of the crash after race turned fatal. He then had his son call police to file a false report claiming Lugo's vehicle was stolen. 

Lugo reportedly has several aliases. He's used the names Israel Dimas, Dimas Lugo and his 19-year-old sons name, Izee D. Lugo, to purchase different vehicles. 

Police say Lugo and Pannell were racing on West 25th Street that night when their cars collided before hitting the 55-year-old man crossing the street in his wheelchair. 

Lugo was driving a 1996 Nissan Maxima at the time of the crash. Pannell was racing in a 2011 Ford Fusion.

Police say Pannell was intoxicated at the time of the crash. She was treated for minor injuries before being arrested on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. Her passenger was treated for serious injuries at MetroHealth Medical Center.