A guy driving a Lamborghini crashed his fancy car during a crazy chase with the police in Upper Manhattan last month. Now, he’s facing charges of manslaughter because the crash killed his passenger, Tiana Rodriguez.
The driver, Alejandro Rentas, who is 22 years old, got arrested on Wednesday for the incident that happened on December 4 at 213th Street and 10th Avenue in Inwood.
Rentas ran a red light around 10 p.m., and when the police tried to pull him over with their lights on, he sped away.
Rentas was going fast on 10th Avenue, and the police were chasing him.
Eventually, he crashed into a silver Hyundai Elantra that was turning left onto West 213th Street. The Lamborghini went out of control, hit the pillar of an above-ground subway track, and caught fire.
The police managed to get Rentas out of the car before it completely burned, but Rodriguez, the passenger, died in the crash.
Video footage shows a huge fire caused by the crash, with bright green wreckage from the burned Lamborghini.
Rentas, a Bronx resident with no criminal record, also got charged with assault and reckless endangerment.
He appeared in court, and they set his bail at $150,000 cash, $350,000 insurance bond, or $500,000 partially secured surety bond. He will be back in court on April 8.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 37-year-old man, was also taken to Harlem Hospital but is in stable condition.