I-805 Crash Tied to Street Racing: Witnesses

CHP investigates while witnesses tell NBCSanDiego this was a case of illegal street racing

By Steven Luke and R. Stickney
|  Monday, May 21, 2012  |  Updated 6:58 AM PDT
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CHP Investigates I-805 Crash

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CHP Investigates I-805 Crash

Witnesses report a group of young people were gathered in an area around 43rd Street just off Interstate 805 around 10:30 p.m. Sunday when they started driving at a very high rate of speed onto the southbound I-805. NBC 7's Steven Luke reports.
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A young driver faces questions after crashing his car in what witnesses describe as a clear case of street racing.

Witnesses report a group of young people were gathered in an area around 43rd Street just off Interstate 805 around 10:30 p.m. Sunday when they started driving at a very high rate of speed onto the southbound I-805.

One of those drivers lost control of his vehicle near Plaza Boulevard and went skidding off the shoulder of the interstate and into a light pole and call box.

The car ended up on its roof with the light pole on top of it.

Fortunately for that young driver he was okay enough to crawl out and jump in another car and take off.

Thirty minutes later, while California Highway Patrol officers were investigating the crash, that young driver returned to the scene with his parents.

Whether he'll face charges for racing or fleeing the scene remains to be seen.

The CHP is still looking into this accident, but according to the official report the only references to illegal street racing are coming from witnesses.

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