UPDATE: Man arrested after street racing led to deadly north Scottsdale crash

Posted at 5:19 PM, Aug 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 19:18:20-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Police have arrested a man charged with causing a deadly crash while street racing in north Scottsdale on Saturday afternoon.

According to Scottsdale police, two vehicles were involved in a crash at Williams Drive and Miller Road just south of Pinnacle Peak just before 4 p.m.

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

As Carrasco and his 22-year-old female passenger entered the intersection, the victim vehicle driven by a 68-year-old woman heading southbound down Miller was struck by Carrasco when she attempted to turn eastbound onto Williams Drive.

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

Carrasco and his passenger were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries.

The driver of the Lamborghini left the scene.

At 8 p.m., 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.