A 19-year-old Ottawa man is facing jail time in the street racing death of his friend in June 2010.

Kareem Alli was found guilty of dangerous driving causing death by street racing Wednesday in the death of 18-year-old Christian Williams.

However, Alli was found not guilty of the more serious charge: criminal negligence causing death by street racing.

The teens were racing on Claridge Drive in Barrhaven when Williams lost control of his Honda CRX and crashed into a light post the afternoon of June 22, 2010.

The star basketball player at Mother Teresa High School was pronounced dead at the scene, two days shy of graduating high school.

Alli burst into tears when the verdict was delivered.

"As you could see in court he was very emotional... Christian Williams was a friend of his, he was obviously very affected by his death" said Alli's lawyer Sean May. "There are no winners in these types of situations."

Judge David Paciocco said Alli's driving was a significant cause in William's death and without Alli's involvement, there would have been no race.

However, Paciocco said he couldn't convict him for criminal negligence because there was no evidence to suggest the race was planned or deliberate.

"The race was a foolish and spontaneous decision made by Mr. Alli," said Paciocco in his decision. 

The Crown said it was satisfied with the decision and the defence said it has no plans to appeal.

Alli will be sentenced April 30. 

With a report from CTV Ottawa's Karen Soloman