Man killed in Benton Harbor crash ID’d; Driver arrested

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — The man killed Monday in a Benton Harbor crash has been identified by police as 19-year-old Alphonzo Lamonte Porter Jr.

Porter Jr. was a passenger in a car that collided with a van at Empire Avenue and Pipestone Street at about 6:05 p.m. Tuesday.

The driver of the car, 22-year-old Ulises Damien Rangel,  was arrested and is facing charges of operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended, revoked or denied causing death and carrying a concealed weapon, according to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.

Rangel was allegedly driving at a high speed prior to the crash, according to the sheriff’s department.

He and another passenger in his car were both taken to the hospital with injuries and released, according to a release.


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