Fairfield man pleads not guilty in drag-racing death case

By From page A4 | March 22, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A 19-year-old Fairfield man pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony vehicular manslaughter charge arising from a fatal Feb. 25 high-speed crash on Air Base Parkway.

Ansheel A. Kumar was ordered to return to court April 1 for a probable cause hearing. Fairfield police arrested him Thursday and he is locked up, with bail set at $45,000.

Fairfield police believe Kumar may have been speeding at nearly 100 mph in his 2003 Nissan 350Z sports car while racing another car driven by Lawan L. Harper, a 24-year-old Fairfield resident.

As the two men allegedly sped between stoplights on eastbound Air Base Parkway, 38-year-old Quincy Jones of Vacaville was driving in the opposite direction and made a left turn onto Wiley Road. Police said Kumar broadsided Jones’ 1994 Cadillac. Jones died in the crash and Kumar suffered serious injuries. Harper kept driving, police said.

Prosecutors also filed a felony vehicular manslaughter charge against Harper, who was also arrested Thursday. He has posted bail and no date for his arraignment has been scheduled.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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