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A man from Las Vegas, Nevada has been arrested by Arizona police on charges of manslaughter. According to reports, he was involved in a street race where he reached speeds exceeding 150 mph. Tragically, the car crashed during the race, resulting in the death of both passengers inside as the vehicle split in half.
According to court documents obtained by the station, the sequence of events that resulted in the fatal crash commenced at approximately 1:35 a.m. on November 25th.
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Derek Glasscock’s booking photo (Maricopa County Sheriffs Office)
The Tempe police made an effort to pull over a Ford Mustang, driven by Glasscock, after witnessing it engage in a street race with another vehicle near Rural Road.
According to the police, the Mustang allegedly exceeded speeds of up to 100 mph in a 35-mph zone during the race.
According to court documents, the police did not initiate a pursuit when the Ford Mustang fled from them. However, shortly after the Mustang fled, witnesses reported seeing a cloud of smoke rising into the air. It was later determined that the same blue Ford Mustang had crashed on the east side of Rural Road, south of Broadway Road.
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According to investigators’ calculations, the Mustang Glasscock was driving at a potential speed of 153 mph just before the crash, before losing control.
The blue muscle car soared off the road, hurtling through the air before colliding with a power pole and two palm trees, as reported by the station. The sheer impact of the crash caused the Mustang to split into two halves.
According to investigators, Glasscock was trapped inside the vehicle, while the man and woman who were in the car prior to the accident were thrown out.
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Jesse Ruiz, a 32-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders, according to Tempe Police. The woman, identified as Maria Rangel, 31 years old, was taken to a nearby hospital and later succumbed to her injuries, as stated in court documents.
Rangel and Ruiz were said to be in a romantic relationship and sharing a home.
According to court documents, Glasscock made multiple spontaneous statements after the crash, acknowledging that he should not have been behind the wheel and admitting to consuming alcohol.
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According to court documents, Glasscock confessed to consuming two whiskey mixed drinks between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., as reported by the station.
According to court documents, Glasscock stated that he couldn’t recall leaving Sun Bar and the last thing he remembered was being inside his car after the crash. He also mentioned that he wasn’t sure if anyone else was with him in the car, but he did mention meeting friends at Sun Bar.
Glasscock was taken to the Tempe City Jail after being discharged from the hospital.
The individual is facing charges of two counts of reckless manslaughter.
Glasscock was given an appearance bond of $20,000 by the judge, and a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for December 5th.