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1 dead in Upland crash that may have been caused by street racing, police say

Investigators view the site of a crash that killed one person, leaving a car wrapped around a tree in Upland.
(KABC-TV via AP)

One person was killed Wednesday in a car crash that may have been caused by street racing, Upland police said.

The crash was reported about 4:30 p.m. near Euclid Avenue and 8th Street in the Inland Empire city, according to Upland police Lt. Alan Ansara.

Aerial footage from KABC-TV showed a wrecked black car that had wrapped around a tree. The car’s engine was sitting in the street.

The car was speeding south on Euclid Avenue and the driver appeared to lose control, careening off the street and into a tree.

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The incident was under investigation by Upland detectives.

Witnesses told police that another car had also been speeding down the street about the time of the crash, Ansara said. Police have not located the other vehicle.

“It looks like street racing may have been involved, but we’re not 100% saying that,” Ansara said.

The driver, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities had difficulty removing his body from the car because of the extensive damage.

The driver’s identity was not released pending notification of his family.

No passengers were in the vehicle.

matt.hamilton@latimes.com

Twitter: @MattHjourno.

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