ELKIN, N.C. — An April crash which resulted in the deaths of two men in Elkin happened following a street race, according to Elkin Police. The crash happened April 20 on CC Camp Road. Police say out-of-towners Glen and Russell Knutt were turning into a gas station when their car was hit by another vehicle driven by 17-year-old Marshall Irwin.
Both Glen and Russell died, while Irwin sustained injuries. Police believe Irwin reached a speed of 114 mph before the crash. Investigators have now determined that Irwin was involved in a street race with 26-year-old Michael Beck prior to the crash.
Irwin has been charged with two counts of 2nd Degree Murder, Spontaneous Speed Competiton, Speeding 114 mph in a 55 mph zone, and Careless and Reckless Driving.
Beck is charged with two counts of Aid and Abet 2nd Degree Murder as well as Spontaneous Speed Competition, Speeding 83 mph in a 55 mph zone, and Careless and Reckless Driving.
Both received a $300,000 secured bond.