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Police say 1 driver killed in Scottsdale street-racing crash

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 14:54:15-05

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Scottsdale say a suspect has been arrested and is facing manslaughter and endangerment charges after an apparent street-racing crash left one driver dead.

They say two sports cars were speeding on Scottsdale Road on Saturday night before one of the vehicles crashed into a structural support pillar at a hotel entrance. Court records show the two cars were going at an estimated 120 mph in a 45-mph speed limit zone.

Police say 21-year-old Nicholas Meath was declared dead at the scene. They say the driver of the other sports car -- 27-year-old Cameron Groom -- was taken into custody. It was unclear Monday if Groom has a lawyer yet.