Second Arrest Made in Drag Racing Deaths

A second man is in custody charged with drag racing in the deadly accident on Riverside Boulevard last Thursday night.

Twenty-one-year-old Zoran Balijak of Rockford is charged with drag racing and leaving the scene of an accident. Bond is set at half-a-million dollars.

Police believe Balijak was racing 27-year-old Kevin Marchini when a van carrying nine members of the Virgilio family turned in front of them.

A grandmother, mother and seven-year-old son were killed in the collision.


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