Fatal Street Racing Crash Closes SeaWorld Drive - NBC 7 San Diego

Fatal Street Racing Crash Closes SeaWorld Drive

Driver of the Corvette died instantly, San Diego police said

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    Corvette Driver Killed in Fatal Street Racing Crash

    NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports from SeaWorld Drive and Friars Road near Mission Bay where a Corvette and a Mercedes were street racing before one of the cars lost control according to San Diego police. (Published Monday, Sept. 15, 2014)

    San Diego police are looking for a Mercedes driver who fled a fatal street racing crash in Mission Bay Sunday.

    A silver Corvette and a black Mercedes were racing westbound on SeaWorld Drive just after 5 p.m., according to San Diego police.

    The Corvette lost control near Friars Road and slammed into a tree.

    The driver was killed instantly, police said. The female passenger was rushed to a local trauma unit with serious injuries.

    The victim has not been identified.

    It appears the Mercedes was not physically involved in the crash. However, police said they are treating the incident as a hit and run because the Mercedes left the crash site.

    The California Highway Patrol issued a Sig Alert for SeaWorld Drive between Friars Road and South Shores Road. The road was reopened before 11 p.m.

    Investigators are asking the driver or passenger of the Mercedes to call police at 619-531-2000.

    Police do not know if alcohol or drugs were factors in the fatal crash.

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