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20-Year-Old Driver Dies in Fatal Vista Street Racing Crash: Deputies

The driver died from trauma to his head and torso in a street racing collision in Vista early Monday.

The driver in a street racing collision in Vista early Monday that injured five other people died hours after the crash, officials said Thursday.

Jose Zamora , 20, of Oceanside died from the blunt force to his head and the trauma to his torso in the high speed crash, San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies said.

Alcohol and street racing were both factors in the collision that happened at 12:30 a.m., deputies said. Zamora was taken to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies said Zamora lost control of his black Ford Focus and drove over a concrete median near East Bobier Drive and Heidi Circle, just south of Vista High School. The vehicle collided head-on into a white Mercedes C300, deputies said.

Zamora had been racing another vehicle and was traveling between 90 and 100 miles per hour, one witness told deputies.

One person riding inside the Ford ran from the scene. Three others were trapped inside the vehicle that had rolled over on its side.

Of the three injured, one was airlifted to Sharp Hospital in Kearny Mesa.

Two people in the Mercedes were taken to a nearby hospital. No details were given on the extent of their injuries.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the victim. Click here to donate. 

Any potential witnesses may contact Deputy Ferguson at 760-940-4910, the Sheriff's Department non-emergency line at (858)565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477.

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