Teen charged with involuntary manslaughter in fatal high-speed crash that split car in two

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A teenager who told police he didn't mean to hurt anyone is charged in a high-speed crash that killed one person and split a car in two.

Jackson County prosecutors charged Dawontay D. Frazier, 19, of Kansas City, with involuntary manslaughter in the April 4, 2012, crash that killed a teenage girl.

The victim, Alycia Cornelius, died when the car Frazier was driving slammed into two trees on Hillcrest Road near Bannister Road.

The impact cut the white Chevrolet Impala into two pieces.

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The police investigation revealed the car had been going more than 100 miles per hour before the crash, according to court documents.

Frazier told police he and Cornelius, along with two other friends in a separate car, had gone to get food.

The two cars headed down Hillcrest Road well above the posted speed limit of 40 miles per hour, according to court documents.

The driver of the second car told police they were not racing.

Frazier told police he stepped on the brake, but the brakes locked and he couldn't turn the car.

He also told officers he did not mean to hurt the victim and was sorry, court documents state.

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