Fairfield man killed by racing driver


Fairfield police have identified the driver who was killed when he was struck by a racing driver Sunday evening as 31-year-old Ronald Brackett of Fairfield.

Brackett was attempting to make a left turn in a black Mazda sedan from Canyon Hills Drive onto northbound Lopes Road around 5:15 p.m., Fairfield police said.

A blue Infiniti and a black Toyota Tundra are believed to have been racing south on Lopes Road, and as they approached the intersection with Canyon Hills Drive, the Toyota drove around the Mazda, police Sgt. Matt Bloesch said.

The front of the Infiniti then collided with the driver’s side of Brackett’s Mazda and the Toyota fled the scene south on Lopes Road, Bloesch said.

The Infiniti’s driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, and Brackett was pronounced dead at the scene, Bloesch said.

Police are still looking for the late model Toyota Tundra.

Alcohol is not a factor in the collision, Bloesch said. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call Fairfield police at

(707) 428-7300, the 24-hour tip line at (707) 428-7345 of Crime Stoppers at 9707) 644-7867.

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