2 Teens arrested in fatal street-racing crash

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PHOENIX -- Two teens have been arrested in connection with a street-racing crash that killed two people.

On Feb. 13, Phoenix police officers investigated a double fatality at 43rd Avenue and McDowell Road that involved three vehicles street racing.

This week, investigators arrested Carlos Garcia, 18, and Guillermo Diego Rosas, 18.

Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said both suspects were driving vehicles involved in the street race that night. Investigators believe they were driving at speeds in excess of 85 mph.

Garcia and Rosas were booked for two counts of manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault.

A third driver involved in the race, Julio Rodriguez, died as a result of his injuries as did Maria Murillo, an innocent passenger in a vehicle turning left at the intersection. Two others were seriously injured.

Crump said the three suspects knew each other. Rodriguez and Garcia were cousins. Rosas was a friend.