RIVERHEAD - The driver accused of shoplifting and leading sheriff's deputies on a deadly high-speed chase last month has been charged with manslaughter.

Cordell Tucker, along with Rashawn Naquan-Smith and Essence Smith, are accused of stealing 30 pairs of jeans from a store at Tanger Outlet, then speeding away from the deputies before crashing into another car in Bohemia.

Investigators say Tucker reached speeds of up to 100 mph while driving erratically during the pursuit. They say retired school teacher Gail Sacher, of Holbrook, was killed in the accident.

Smith and Naquan-Smith are both charged with larceny.

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