Philadelphia Inquirer

Accused Driver to Stand Trial in Deadly Northeast Philly Street Racing Crash

A Philadelphia judge has ordered one of two men charged in a triple-deadly drag racing crash to stand trial on charges including vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports 20-year-old Christopher Bloomfield was held for trial following his preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Bloomfield and 20-year-old Ryan Farrell are charged in the July 2015 crash that killed 17-year-old Sabrina Rhoads, 17-year-old Yvette Gonzalez and 20-year-old Felipe Hernandez. Police say Bloomfield was behind the wheel of the car that crashed and Farrell was driving the vehicle that was racing him.

The judge held the case against Farrell for further review after his attorney argued there was no precedent in the state for charging a driver in a drag racing crash if the driver didn't hit the other car.

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