Man pleads guilty in drag racing crash that killed mother, 3 children

Ahmen Holloman

PHILADELPHIA (WHTM) – A man will spend five to 10 years in prison for a crash that killed a Philadelphia woman and her three children, allegedly while he was drag racing a former Lancaster man two years ago.

Ahmen Holloman, 32, was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty to four counts of homicide by vehicle, according to court documents.

Khusen Akhmedov
Khusen Akhmedov

Jury selection is scheduled Tuesday in the trial of the other driver, 24-year-old Khusen Akhmedov. He is charged with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, simple assault, and reckless endangerment.

Prosecutors say Akhmedov and Holloman were racing when Akhmedov struck and killed 28-year-old Samara Banks and her three young sons as they crossed Roosevelt Boulevard in July 2013. The children were between 7 months and 4 years old.

Akhmedov was sentenced in June 2014 to 27 months in prison on unrelated federal charges. Prosecutors said he participated in a scheme to defraud Medicare when he worked as an EMT for Penn Choice Ambulance.

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