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Man charged with manslaughter in high-speed NYC crash

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who prosecutors say was driving 97 mph when he caused a fatal crash in New York City has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving and other crimes. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz says 22-year-old Alamin Ahmed, of Albany, was arraigned in court on the charges Saturday and detained on $25,000 bail. The accident killed 52-year-old Daniel Crawford, of Bloomfield, New Jersey, as he drove to work at a Queens hospital early Friday morning. Police say Ahmed's Mercedes Benz barreled through a red light and smashed into Crawford's car. Ahmed's lawyer could not be reached for comment Saturday evening.

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