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Broward teen facing manslaughter charge in high-speed motorcycle crash

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A Broward County teenager is facing manslaughter charges after police said he rode on a motorcycle with just his learner’s permit and ended up crashing and killing a pedestrian.

Matheus Cangussu, 18, was arrested Monday on vehicular manslaughter and operating a motorcycle without a license charges, according to Broward jail records.

The crash happened back in August near the 1700 block of West Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach.

Cangussu was allegedly speeding northbound on West Dixie Highway on a motorcycle.

“He was going over 100 miles per hour, this is three times above the legal limit,” a prosecutor said during Cangussu’s first appearance in bond court Tuesday.

Cangussu crashed into a pedestrian who was crossing the street, killing the victim on impact and sending them flying into the air, authorities said.

The teen was also injured in the crash.

Investigators have not identified the victim.

Cangussu’s bond was set at $20,000.