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Family speaks out after woman was hit and killed by alleged street racer

Posted at 5:16 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 20:16:50-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — The family of a Scottsdale woman who died following a violent crash says she was on her way home from the grocery store when another driver hit her car while allegedly racing his BMW.

Cynthia Fisher, 68, died from her injuries sustained in the crash this past weekend near Williams Drive and Miller Road.

"She was a devoted Christian, selfless," said her son, Edward Fisher. "Just a lovely lady."

Police say 22-year-old Ramon Angel Carrasco was driving his BMW M4 northbound on Miller Road approaching the intersection at Williams Drive. According to witnesses, he was racing against a blue Lamborghini at the time.

As Carrasco and his 22-year-old female passenger entered the intersection, the victim vehicle was struck by Carrasco when she attempted to turn eastbound onto Williams Drive.

"She just came home from the grocery store," Fisher said. "She was 100 yards from her home."

Court documents show the victim’s Toyota Camry was found 165 feet away from the point of impact. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries but later died.

"When I was told that she had died I had dropped the phone and it was probably a half-hour later before I could pick myself off the floor," Fisher said.

Carrasco was arrested as he was released from the hospital and is facing charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault. He is being held on a $200,000 bond.

"Two lives have been destroyed," Fisher said. "That young man's and my mother's."

Scottsdale police say the investigation is ongoing.