1 Dead in Suspected Street Racing Crash in San Bernardino: Police

A 19-year-old died in a high-speed collision in San Bernardino Monday in what police believed was a street-racing crash.

"I think he was doing 70, 80 miles per hour," Joseph Turner, who owns a business nearby, said.

The man was identified as Gonzalo Alexis Fuentes, Lt. Richard Lawhead of the San Bernardino Police Department said.

The San Bernardino Police Department was investigating the deadly crash near Waterman Avenue and 9th Street at 4:15 p.m.

Lawhead said at least two cars were believed to be racing at a high rate of speed before the crash.

One car was torn in half in the wreck after taking down a power pole and shearing a fire hydrant.

"The young man had already deceased at the time. I went and saw the car -- the car was just split in half," Turner said. 

The location of the crash was near E Neal Roberts Elementary School, and a section of 9th Street was still closed at 11 p.m.

Police were looking for a sedan they believe was linked to the crash and released a surveillance image to the public. Anyone with information on the sedan was asked to call police at 909-384-5742.

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