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Chandler police are looking for a suspect in a fatal street racing accident

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Mahad Zara died last Friday after losing control of his car while driving another driver in Chandler, police said.

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Chandler Police are looking for the driver involved in a street racing incident Friday afternoon that resulted in the death of a 32-year-old man.

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Mahad Zara died after losing control of his red Chevy Camaro and crashing into a block wall near Gilbert and Chandler Heights roads, police said.

Zara reportedly raced another driver along Gilbert Road and drove at speeds of up to 90mph. The other driver fled after the Zara accident.

Witnesses told police the other driver was driving a charcoal-colored Dodge-type sports car. Investigators are still trying to identify the driver and are offering a $1,000 reward for information that may lead to their whereabouts.

Anyone with information about the incident can call 480-782-4130.

Maricopa County District Attorney Rachel Mitchell recently said her office will crack down on street racers and hold them more accountable after a series of fatal crashes in the valley.

“This is unacceptable behavior. This is an unacceptable risk,” Mitchell said earlier this month after announcing tougher penalties for street racers.

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