STAMFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – A Stamford man is facing a manslaughter charge in a fatal car crash last month.

Authorities say 20-year-old Kadeem Mitchell was driving a 2006 BMW 525i on Washington Boulevard  November 22nd when he lost control of the car and struck a tree on the side of the roadway.

Mitchell and his passenger, 19-year-old Donte Smith, both had to be extricated by Stamford Fire Rescue using hydraulic tools. Both were transported to Stamford Hospital. Smith died as a result of his injuries, said authorities.

Police say Mitchell was speeding before the crash. Following his release from the hospital Saturday, Mitchell was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter. He was released on a five-thousand dollar bond and surrendering his passport. He is scheduled for arraignment on December 29th.


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