Jeremy Betancourt has been serving a sentence of periodic imprisonment and probation. He entered a guilty plea in March 2014 in connection with a drag racing accident that killed 16-year-old Antioch High school student Cynthia Perez. Perez was a passenger in the car when it flipped, ejecting her.
Under a negotiated deal approved by Judge Victoria Rossetti, Jeremy Betancourt pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of marijuana, a Class 2 felony, while other charges against him, including aggravated street racing and reckless homicide, were dropped
A teenage drag race turned tragic Monday night when one of the cars went airborne and rolled over, leaving a north suburban girl dead, three other people injured and both drivers in jail facing felony charges.