The Car Was Crushed: Cops

By Lindsay Hood
|  Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010  |  Updated 12:50 PM PDT
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Police are still investigating a deadly street race that took the life of a 22-year-old Oceanside man.

The driver, Luke Perkins, apparently lost control of his Nissan Altima around 5:00 p.m., while traveling northbound on Oceanside Blvd, police said.

"The car slammed into a tree, which was uprooted and shorn into two, as well as a concrete light pole, which was also sliced into two pieces, Oceanside police Lt. Shawn Murray told the North County Times. "The car was crushed," Murray said.

Police were able to question the driver of the other car, the paper said, but there appeared to be no evidence that the two cars collided with each other.

Police were forced to close the road for more than four hours after the crash.

According to the paper, Murray said witnesses indicated they had seen the car and another vehicle racing south on College, turn around at Chroma, and then head north just before the crash.

Officers were unable to determine how fast Perkins was going before he crashed.

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