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Phoenix woman accused of reckless manslaughter in car crash

Posted at 2:52 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 16:52:38-05

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Police in Glendale say a Phoenix woman has been accused of reckless manslaughter after the vehicle she was driving hit a wall and killed the passenger.

They say 24-year-old Evangelina Elizabeth Lara was arrested after Sunday night's crash.

According to witnesses, Lara passed several vehicles before losing control of her car and it ran into a residential block wall.

Police say 25-year-old Cristian Ramos of Phoenix was a passenger in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

They say Lara was treated at a hospital for minor injuries before being booked into jail on suspicion of reckless manslaughter.

Police investigators have determined that both speed and impairment were factors in the crash.

It was unclear Monday if Lara has a lawyer yet.