Tempe police identify victim in high-speed crash

Posted at 8:56 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 13:54:52-05

Authorities have identified a person killed in a high-speed crash Monday in Tempe.

Tempe police said impaired driving was to blame in a high-speed wreck early Monday morning that left 20-year-old Chezray Young dead and another person seriously injured.

According to Tempe investigators, a BMW was traveling more than 70 mph in a 40 mph zone around 2 a.m. along westbound University when it crashed into the back of a Kia Soul driven by Young.

"To actually see a high-speed crash like this and the serious injury and the aftermath that ensues, it is kind of startling," Tempe Police Sgt. Steve Carbajal said.

The crash caused Young to lose control of the vehicle and roll the car.

A passenger in Young's car remains in critical condition at the hospital.

A witness told Tempe police that the people inside the BMW were able to crawl out of the vehicle's sunroof. The driver stayed behind, while the passenger ran off. Police on Tuesday said the passenger was located and interviewed and is not facing any charges in connection to the crash.

The driver of the BMW, identified as Stanley Chu, was arrested and faces preliminary charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault, endangerment and leaving the scene of a deadly collision.

Police said Chu admitted to drinking prior to getting behind the wheel.