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Man Charged with Contributing to Manslaughter in Drag Race

Posted April 3, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— A man who modified one of the vehicles used in a fatal drag race may go to jail for his part in the incident.

Devance Morgan, 45, allegedly helped modify a 1982 Pontiac Firebird that raced a Camaro in Nash County last December. That illegal race ended in tragedy when the cars slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two people.

Morgan is charged with aiding and abetting manslaughter and speed competition. He has been released on bond.