- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities say a firefighter has been indicted on charges in connection with a fatal vehicle crash.

Police say Ryan Thompson was involved in a District of Columbia street race in July that reached speeds of 100 mph. He surrendered to police Wednesday night. Officials say he has been put on leave.

The person killed was not involved in the race, but his vehicle was hit by one of the speeding cars.

Authorities also arrested Rasheed Murray and identified him as the driver that struck the victim’s vehicle.

Thompson and Murray were arrested on murder and reckless driving charges. Murray remains jailed. Thompson was freed pending a court hearing Dec. 17.

Thompson’s attorney did not comment on the specifics of the case. It isn’t immediately clear if Murray has an attorney.



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