Two men are in custody in the Wyandotte County jail for their roles in a drag race that led to a car accident that injured a mother and her two children.
Steven M. Langley of Roeland Park and Noe A. Maderos of Kansas City, Kan., each were charged with three counts of aggravated battery.
The Wyandotte County district attorney’s office announced the charges Friday.
Prosecutors allege that Langley, 21, and Maderos, also 21, were racing their trucks from South 18th Street Expressway and Interstate 70 Thursday night when they ran a red light at the intersection of 18th Street Expressway and Interstate 35, hitting a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old woman.
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The woman’s 6-year-old and 21-month-old children were passengers in the vehicle.
All three were extricated by Kansas City, Kan. firefighters and taken to a hospital.
Langley and Maderos were being held in the Wyandotte County Jail, prosecutors said.
Bond was set at $75,000 for each man.