- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say two people accused of having been in a street race in north Philadelphia before a crash that killed a toddler last summer have been charged involuntary manslaughter.

Police said 23-year-old Hector Torres Jr. and a 17-year-old male are also charged with vehicular homicide and aggravated assault by vehicle in the 7:15 p.m. crash on Aug. 8.

Police allege that the two were the drivers of two vehicles that were racing for “numerous blocks leading up to the crash without regards for any vehicles or pedestrians.”

Police said the teenager’s car hit another car, throwing 3-year-old Esther Palmer from that vehicle, injuring her mother and critically injuring a 64-year-old woman.

Court documents don’t list an attorney for Torres and a listed number for him couldn’t be found Wednesday.


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