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Teen On Trial For Temple Fatal Wreck


An 18-year-old is now on trial for a deadly wreck that happened nearly two years ago in Temple when he was street racing with a friend.

On December 1, 2011, Erik Mungia Trejo and Kevin Rogers had just left work having decided to go to Old Highway 95 in Temple to race each other, but when Trejo tried to pass Rogers, he crashed head-on into another vehicle killing an infant and injuring a pregnant woman who lost her unborn baby as well.

Witnesses have testified that they saw both Trejo and Rogers racing past each other on multiple roads in the area prior to the accident. 

Rogers was not involved in the accident, but he was indicted on two felony charges of racing on a highway causing serious injury while Trejo was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

A Temple police detective testified that in his written statement, Rogers said he believed that the race was already over at the time the accident occurred.

The prosecution refuted that claim by bringing in numerous witnesses who testified that they saw the teens continuing to try to pass one another and driving at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour even after they had turned onto Little River Road from Blackland Road.

The prosecution also called in several of the teens' coworkers who each testified that they regularly heard Trejo and Rogers talking about cars and racing, and one coworker even recalled overhearing a conversation where Trejo and Rogers were planning to set up a time and place to race one another prior to the accident.

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