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UPDATE Cedar Park PD: Street race ends in tragedy

1 and 8 year old sons killed in car crash, mother in coma. One driver in custody

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Two children are dead and their mother is in a coma after a crash at the intersection of West Whitestone Blvd and Walton Way last Wednesday. Cedar Park Police said its because of a teenage street racer. 
Cedar Park Police Commander Bryan Wukasch reported Haden Michael Hammer, 18, was drag racing in his black Dodge truck against a red or Maroon truck, when he T-boned the SUV carrying;  Daniel,1, and Elijah Chaudry, 8, and their mother Zara Salman, 31.
Wukasch said Hammer has been cooperating with investigators since the crash and  was arrested without incident Thursday afternoon. 
Hammer faces two counts of Racing on a Highway Causing Death, a second degree felony.
Even with the arrest, Wukasch said the investigation continues. He wants to speak with the other driver involved in the race.

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