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One driver killed, another arrested after car crash in Scottsdale

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Posted at 10:24 AM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 16:11:33-05

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — One man has died and another was arrested after two sports cars were reportedly driving at high speeds in Scottsdale on Saturday night, leading to a crash.

Multiple witnesses reported seeing two sports cars speeding southbound on Scottsdale Road around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Scottsdale police. Speeds were estimated around 120 mph in a 45 mph speed limit zone, according to court paperwork.

One of the vehicles reportedly then lost control and hit a "structural support pillar" at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, near Scottsdale Road and Hummingbird Lane.

The driver of the car that crashed, who was identified by police as 21-year-old Nicholas Meath, died at the scene, officials said.

Police arrested the other driver, 27-year-old Cameron Groom, who remained at the scene.

Authorities arrested Groom on manslaughter and endangerment charges.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.