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Street racing led to fatal crash on State Route 51, DPS says

The crash was the result of two vehicles racing, authorities said.

PHOENIX — An 18-year-old man was killed during a street racing incident on a highway in Phoenix late Tuesday, police said. 

Felix Cardoza, an 18-year-old from Buckeye, was racing with another vehicle when his Audi traveled off the State Route 51 near Shea Boulevard. 

Cardoza's car then crashed into a concrete retaining wall and rolled over onto its roof while traveling back onto the highway. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The car came to rest, blocking the HOV and first traffic lane under the Shea Boulevard overpass. 

The driver and passenger in the second car were found on the northbound off-ramp for Shea Boulevard. 

No other information was immediately given. 

The investigation is ongoing.

The roadway was closed for about three hours for the investigation but has since reopened. 

This is an ongoing investigation and more details will be posted as they are relayed.

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