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updated: 9/28/2012 10:02 AM

Naperville man charged with street racing in fatal crash

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Editor's note: Story updated Friday, Sept. 28 to delete incorrect information given to the Daily Herald about the suspect.

A Naperville man has been charged with aggravated street racing in connection with a May 3 crash that killed a 20-year-old driver, authorities said Wednesday.

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Yair Lopez-Laviano, 21, of the 2600 block of Whitehall Lane, was indicted by a DuPage County grand jury on Tuesday. He is charged in connection with the death of Matthew McMahon, also of Naperville.

Police said the two drivers were racing east on Diehl Road in Naperville about 9:30 p.m. May 3 when the victim apparently lost control of his 2001 Toyota Corolla and slammed into the base of a light pole just west of Abriter Court.

Naperville Sgt. Gregg Bell said McMahon died of blunt trauma at the scene.

Police are still looking into how fast the vehicles were traveling. Bell said there's no indication that drugs or alcohol played a role. He said Lopez-Laviano was driving a 2011 Ford Fiesta, previously described as having oversized black rims, blue headlights, tinted windows and a loud exhaust system.

Lopez-Laviano was not in custody as of Wednesday afternoon, but a warrant with bail set at $300,000 has been issued for his arrest.

McMahon was a 2009 graduate of Naperville North High School, according to an online obituary.

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