19-year-old charged with manslaughter in June crash in Phoenix

Phoenix police.
Phoenix police.

A 19-year-old is in custody after police say an investigation found he was responsible for a fatal crash six months ago in Phoenix.

Kamren Norfor is charged with manslaughter in the death of Simeon Byers, 22, according to police. As of Friday evening, Norfor was being held in custody in a Maricopa County Jail.

"After an exhausting investigation," vehicular crimes detectives established "probable cause" to find Norfor responsible as the driver of an SUV that crashed into a sedan that Byers was driving, police said. The crash happened in the 3100 block of West Northern Avenue.

According to police, the investigation preliminarily showed that about 4:15 a.m. June 1, Norfor's SUV was eastbound on Northern Avenue near 31st Avenue when it drove left of center and struck Byers' westbound sedan. Byers died from his injuries at a local hospital, police said.

Norfor also suffered injuries in the crash, according to police.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: 19-year-old charged with manslaughter in Phoenix crash