Man sought for deadly California street race is extradited

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with killing a 6-year-old girl during a Northern California street race has been extradited from Central America eight years after he fled the country.

Menlo Park police say Shannon Steven Fox was flown to San Francisco Tuesday night and then booked for vehicular manslaughter. It’s unclear whether he has a U.S. attorney.

Authorities say Fox and another man were illegally street racing in Menlo Park in 2009 when his Ford Mustang ran a red light and struck a Toyota Camry at nearly 80 mph.

A woman in the Toyota was badly injured and her daughter died.

Police say Fox fled and eventually wound up in Guatemala, where he was arrested in 2016. He fought extradition but lost his final appeal to the Guatemalan Supreme Court in April.

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