Man Charged in Street Race That Killed Friend

A southern New Jersey man has been charged in a street race that killed his friend over the weekend.

Twenty-one-year-old Lateef Scarlett of Clayton drowned early Sunday after his 1992 BMW splashed into a pond.

John Dingle Jr., also 21 and from Clayton, survived when his 1999 Honda slammed into a tree nearby. He had minor injuries.

Prosecutors announced Tuesday that he had been charged with disregarding a stop sign, reckless driving, racing on a highway and driving while intoxicated.

Dingle did not immediately return a phone message Wednesday.

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