Police charge driver in deadly crash in Warwick

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The driver in Friday?s deadly crash in Warwick is behind bars Monday while police probe drag racing as a possible cause.Twenty-year-old Adam Moghaddam of Florida, New York, is being held at Orange County Jail on $25,00 bail. He faces felony charges in connection with the death of 20-year-old Richard Rudy of Pine Island. Rudy was a passenger in Moghaddam?s car when it crashed into another car on County Route 1 in Warwick. Rudy was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.Police say Moghaddam shouldn't have been on the road at all since he has a suspended driver's license. Authorities are awaiting toxicology reports to determine whether Moghaddam was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the accident occurred. They also say there was a speed contest going on prior to the crash.

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