Kiest Park crash kills one

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Lance Carter

Police charged a man with manslaughter Sunday, accusing him of running a red light and causing a fatal accident near Kiest Park.

The Dallas Police Department says 42-year-old Xin Yong Yang was driving in the 2300 block of Kiest around 8:45 p.m. when 34-year-0ld Lance Carter ran the light at Hampton and killed him.

Carter told police he believed he was being followed by associates of a man who previously had killed his brother and a friend and that he was speeding and ran the red light in an effort to evade being robbed. Police say a witness reported that Carter had a train horn, which he blew as he approached the intersection to warn cars of his passing.

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Carter was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center with minor injuries and is currently in Dallas County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

UPDATE: Carter was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years probation for the manslaughter conviction.

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