CRIME

Chandler police searching for vehicle involved in fatal drag race

Posted 8/30/22

Chandler Police are seeking community assistance in locating a grey or charcoal color Dodge involved in a fatal drag racing incident that occurred on Aug. 25. 

According to a news release …

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CRIME

Chandler police searching for vehicle involved in fatal drag race

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The Chandler Police Department  is seeking community assistance in locating a gray or charcoal Dodge-type vehicle involved in a fatal drag racing incident that occurred on Aug. 25. 

According to a news release from the Chandler Police Department, officers were dispatched to Gilbert Road and Powell Place regarding  a red Chevy Camaro that had rolled over and collided with a block wall. 

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 32-year-old Mahad Zara, who was transported to a hospital and died from his injuries later in the evening. 

Witnesses described a gray or charcoal Dodge-type vehicle that had been racing with Zara going at speeds estimated at 80-90 mph just prior to the crash.

The gray vehicle did not stop after Zara's fatal collision, according to the news release, and continued driving north. 

Video footage located by Chandler detectives shows the two vehicles speeding moments before the crash. 

Information that leads to the location of the Dodge-type sports car or driver may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000, according to the release. 

Police are also seeking additional witnesses and any available dashcam footage that may have captured the incident. 

According to the news release, witnesses on the scene who spoke with officers but did not provide contact information can reach the department at 480-782-4130 or www.chandlerazpd.gov/contact/.  

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