One Dead Following Scottsdale Street Racing Crash

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Officials with the Scottsdale Police Department have reported a single fatality following a high-speed street racing collision that took place Saturday evening. Another driver involved has been taken into custody.

According to 12 News, 21-year-old Nicholas Meath and 27-year-old Cameron Groom were spotted around 6:30 p.m., racing each other at speeds estimated at 120 mph or more in a 45 mph stretch of Scottsdale Road.

Witnesses at the scene said Meath swerved to avoid a vehicle pulling out of a driveway when he hit a curb, launching his vehicle into the air before striking a pillar in front of the Scottsdale Plaza Hotel. The force of the impact caused the car to break apart, raining debris down on people, including children, who were standing nearby.

Meath was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. Groom was arrested and charged with manslaughter and endangerment. His bail has been set at $450,000.

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