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Man accused of manslaughter in a Phoenix street-racing crash

Man accused of manslaughter in a Phoenix street-racing crash

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PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after allegedly street racing and causing a crash, Phoenix police said Tuesday.

They said 34-year-old Andrew Friedlander was booked into jail Monday night after he was released from a hospital.

It was unclear Tuesday if Friedlander had a lawyer yet for his case.

Police said 28-year-old Charissa Coleman was pronounced dead at a hospital after Sunday night’s crash.

According to police, Coleman was making a left turn on a street when a passenger car slammed into her vehicle at a high rate of speed.

A bystander pulled the unconscious woman from her vehicle and began performing CPR until medical crews arrived.

Police have been trying to crack down on street racing around the city.

In March, the Phoenix City Council approved a new ordinance allowing police to impound a car involved with street racing or reckless driving for up to 30 days.

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