Two facing charges of racing on U.S. 84, one injured

Two facing charges of racing on U.S. 84, one injured

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LITTLEFIELD, Texas -

The Littlefield Police Department investigating a motorcycle and a black Mercedes racing westbound on U.S. Highway 84. 

Witnesses reported the racing vehicles were traveling at speeds over 100 mph. 

The driver of a motorcycle, Frank Espinoza, failed to control speed and struck a maroon Jeep Grand Cherokee. The impact caused the jeep to veer to the right and roll twice. Espinoza was thrown from the bike. 

The driver of the Mercedes, Franklin Rusk, continued on U.S. 84 and was eventually stopped by the Department of Public Safety in Bailey County. 

The Jeep was occupied by a husband and wife from Abilene. They were uninjured. 

Rusk was arrested and transported to Lamb County Jail. Espinoza was arrested and transported to UMC. He suffered from a broken leg. 

Rusk and Espinoza could be facing charges of racing on a public roadway and motor vehicle accident with injury.

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