FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — The family of a man killed in a hit-and-run by two suspected street racers is speaking out about the violent crash.

Ron Brackett was killed on Sunday night in a violent crash on Lopes Road near Canyon Hills.

“He always protected us. No matter what, I could always rely on Ron,” said Jana Carelock, his former sister-in-law.

The 31-year-old leaves behind three boys—ages 13, 11 and newborn.

“To know that he was taken at a young age, and his boys have to grow up without him, it’s hard,” she said.

Fairfield Police say at around 5 p.m. on Sunday, an Audi and a Toyota Tundra were flying down Lopes Road next to each other.

Investigators say they were going over the speed limit, and Brackett simply picked the wrong time to pull out from Canyon Hills in his Mazda.

The Audi would T-bone Brackett, killing him immediately. The driver of the Audi was hospitalized, but the driver of the Tundra took off.

“Maybe people get a thrill out of it,” Carlock said. “I don’t know, it’s not worth the thrill.”

Brackett’s loved ones say they’re disgusted to learn the drivers may have been racing right off of a neighborhood.

“You got to be unintelligent to be doing that,” Brackett’s son Aron Fernandez said. “If that guy was found, it’d be really great. It’d actually make me feel a lot better.”


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