Johnston, Iowa man charged in double-fatal Ankeny crash

ANKENY, Iowa-  Ankeny Police have arrested a man, accused of drag racing in August, and causing a crash that killed two men in the 400 block of S. Ankeny Boulevard. 

Police arrested 21-year-old Brandon Ferin of Johnston today (Tuesday).

Police say just after 8:30 p.m. August 25th, the driver of a pick-up left the road and went into a McDonald's parking lot, and hit a second vehicle.   Both vehicles ended up in a nearby Taco John's parking lot.

Two men in the truck, 50-year-old Ronald Girtz of Pine City, Minnesota and 41-year-old Brad Stover of Colfax were killed.   

Two people in the second car were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Ankeny Police say another vehicle was involved in the crash and drag racing and speed were factors.

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