Parents of 7-year-old twin girls die in Redwood City crash

Two drivers arrested in ‘speed contest’ that led to fatal Redwood City crash

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Two young people have been arrested on charges of second degree murder in connection with the fatal crash in Redwood City on Nov. 4 that killed the parents of twin 7-year-old girls.

Kyle Harrison, 21, and a 17-year-old boy, both from Redwood City, were allegedly “engaged in a speed contest” that caused the accident in the area of El Camino Real at Finger Avenue just before 8 p.m., according to the Redwood City Police Department. In the incident, a 17-year-old driver crashed into a vehicle containing couple Greg Ammen and Grace Spiridon and their twin daughters.

When police arrived on the scene, they found two vehicles on the west sidewalk with major damage, and one on fire. Officers used fire extinguishers to put out the fire. A 17-year-old driver and two passengers were located in that car with non-life-threatening injuries.

Greg Ammen and Grace Spiridon were found trapped in the other vehicle and were later confirmed deceased. Their twin 7-year-old daughters, Madison and Olivia, were located at the scene and transported to the hospital with injuries not deemed to be life threatening, police said.

An investigation identified the 17-year-old and Harrison as the drivers of two vehicles engaged in a speed contest prior to the accident.

The teen was arrested Nov. 18 and booked into the San Mateo County Youth Services Center. Harrison was arrested at his home today and booked into the San Mateo County Jail. His vehicle was also located at his residence and collected as evidence.

Search warrants were served on both of their residences and vehicles.

Anyone with information about this or any Redwood City case is encouraged to call the tip line at 650-780-7107.

Photo of Greg Ammen and Grace Spiridon, the couple tragically killed in the Nov. 4 crash, courtesy of the GoFundMe launched to support their daughters at this difficult time.