Minneapolis woman jailed 15 years for street race with her BROTHER
Minneapolis woman, 21, is jailed for 15 years for having a street race against her 17-year-old BROTHER who crashed into couple, both 22, and killed them
- Camille Dennis-Bond and Leon Bond were racing one another when they hit SUV
- Dalton Lee Ford and girlfriend Tayler Garza, both 22 years old, died at the scene
- Sister Camille received 15 years, Bond received probation as a juvenile
A Minnesota woman has been jailed for 15 years for participating in a street race against her 17-year-old brother, who while racing her, crashed into a couple and killed them.
Camille Dennis-Bond, 21, was racing Leon Bond on an eastbound county road at 10.30am on April 4, 2021, each with a passenger seated next to them.
Driving ‘incredibly fast’ according to a witness, Leon Bond hit an SUV that as turning left from the westbound lane while racing sister Camille.
Inside the SUV were driver Dalton Lee Ford and his girlfriend Tayler Nicole Garza, both 22 years old.
The witness added that the vehicle ‘basically turned into powder and split in half.’ Ford and Garza were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Camille Dennis-Bond (pictured), 21, was racing her 17-year-old brother Leon Bond on an eastbound county road at 10:30 a.m. on April 4, 2021, each with a passenger seated next to them
Leon Bond’s twin sister, who was in the passenger seat of his car, survived critical injuries throughout much of her body, the StarTribune reported, and was hospitalized nearly six weeks and needed five surgeries.
The siblings’ cars were estimated at about 100 miles per hour – with state police determining they were going as high as 114 mph – on a 50 mph road and were described as, if not racing, involved in a road rage incident when Leon Bond hit Ford and Garza.
He eventually told police that he and his sister were at a stoplight when they decided to duke it out to see who could get to 50 fastest.
Bond said he had noticed the SUV but thought that by racing through the intersection, he was more likely to avoid a crash.
Camille Dennis-Bond, who did not hit the couple, was found guilty in mid-December of two counts of both third-degree murder and criminal vehicular homicide. She also was guilty of criminal vehicular operation and reckless driving.
She was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but will likely receive only nine and three quarter years behind bar between time already served and supervised release.
Brother Leon, despite crashing into Ford and Garza, was charged as a juvenile and pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree murder in January. The county attorney had objected to Bond being charged as a juvenile.
Bond will serve probation until he turns 21 and is getting a long-term stay in a juvenile facility. Should he violate probation, he will automatically receive an adult sentence of 25 years in prison.
Driving ‘incredibly fast’ according to a witness, Dennis-Bond hit an SUV that as turning left from the westbound lane
Inside the SUV were driver Dalton Lee Ford (pictured left) and his girlfriend Tayler Nicole Garza (pictured right), both 22 years old
An obituary for Ford called Garza ‘the love of his life,’ while Garza’s said that the pair enjoyed ‘camping, hiking, car club and traveling adventures
Camille Dennis-Bond was found guilty in mid-December of two counts of both third-degree murder and criminal vehicular homicide. She also was guilty of criminal vehicular operation and reckless driving
A witness described the vehicles as turning into dust upon impact as one of the Bond’s cars was going 100 mph at one point
An obituary for Ford called Garza ‘the love of his life,’ while Garza’s said that the pair enjoyed ‘camping, hiking, car club and traveling adventures.
‘They also were ‘foodies,’ and loved cooking and trying new restaurants and different foods together.’
The pair graduated from the same high school in 2017.
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