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Suspect identified in connection with triple fatal racing crash in Manchester

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Jordan Cross was behind the wheel of a vehicle involved in a race-related crash that killed three people in Manchester last year. (Manchester police) Jordan Cross was behind the wheel of a vehicle involved in a race-related crash that killed three people in Manchester last year. (Manchester police)
Gustin Douglas and Shakira Rivera were arrested in connection with a year-old Manchester crash that left three people dead. (Manchester police) Gustin Douglas and Shakira Rivera were arrested in connection with a year-old Manchester crash that left three people dead. (Manchester police)
MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) -

Police have identified another arrest following a race-related crash in Manchester that killed three people last year.

Wednesday, they said they charged Jordan Cross with driving without a license, driving under the influence, failure to drive right, reckless driving and racing.

Earlier this week, police said they arrested 24-year-old Gustin Douglas and 25-year-old Shakira Rivera for the incident.

Cross was a previously unidentified juvenile in the arrest report.

Police said the arrests stemmed from the deadly Route 44 crash on May 20, 2017.

Only one of the involved vehicles crashed.

A driver and front-seat passenger were taken to Connecticut Children's Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. However, the three people in the back seat were pronounced dead at the scene.

The people killed were identified as 17-year-old Devon Smith, 18-year-old William King, and 21-year-old Bernaria Mickens. They all died of smoke inhalation.

Speed was said to have been a factor from the get-go.

Cross was behind the wheel of one of the vehicles involved in the race, police said.

He was arrested on Tuesday and released on a $50,000 bond.

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