Chandler police seek sports car in fatal drag racing incident

Aug 30, 2022, 3:00 PM
(Chandler Police Photo)...
(Chandler Police Photo)
(Chandler Police Photo)

PHOENIX — Chandler police are seeking help in finding a sports car in a fatal drag racing incident, authorities said Tuesday.

The driver of the unknown car, a gray or charcoal-colored Dodge, was racing at speeds between 80-90 mph with a red Chevrolet Camaro on northbound Gilbert Road near Chandler Heights Boulevard at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Chandler Police Department.

The driver of the Camaro, 32-year-old Mahad Zara, lost control of the vehicle and it rolled before colliding with a block wall.

Zara was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The driver of the other vehicle did not stop, police said.

Police have video surveillance from the incident but are seeking additional witnesses and potentially more video from vehicle dash cams.

Anyone with information is asked to call Chandler police at 480-782-4130.

A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information that leads to the location of the vehicle or driver.

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