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Person Killed By Speeding Car Involved In Street Race In Fairfield

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A person was killed in a crash by a speeding car involved in a street race in Fairfield on Sunday evening, a police sergeant said.

Officers responded to reports of a collision at Lopes Road and Canyon Hills Drive around 5:15 p.m., Sgt. Matt Bloesch said.

Arriving officers found a blue Infinti coupe and black Mazda sedan at the scene, he said.

An investigation showed that the Infinti was driving south on Lopes Road where it was involved in an incident with a black, late model Toyota Tundra pickup truck also traveling in the same direction, Bloesch said.

Witnesses told officers that the drivers of the Infinti and Toyota were racing on the street against each other, he said.

As both vehicles approached Canyon Hills Road, the driver of the Mazda attempted to make a left turn from Canyon Hills Road to northbound Lopes Road, Bloesch said.

The driver of the Toyota Tundra drove around the Mazda but the front of the Infiniti struck the Mazda’s driver’s side, he said.

The Toyota Tundra continued south on Lopes Road without stopping, according to Bloesch.

The driver of the Infiniti was transported with life-threatening injuries, he said.

The driver of the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene but police are withholding the identity pending notification of next-of-kin, Bloesch said.

Investigators are looking for the driver of the Toyota Tundra, he said.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the collision, Bloesch said.

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