Valley Center crash leaves 1 dead, car nearly split after possibly racing

Posted at 8:22 AM, May 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-20 00:49:34-04

VALLEY CENTER, Calif. (KGTV) - One person is dead after a car crash left a vehicle nearly split in the North County at 1:50 a.m. Saturday morning.

The crash occurred on Old Castle Road at Gordon Hill Rd. Police found the vehicle nearly split by a tree. The teenage driver was taken to a nearby hospital but died.

Police did not name the driver but said he was 20-years-old from Oceanside.

A teen passenger in the vehicle also suffered minor injuries but is expected to recover.

Investigators said they believe speed played a factor in the crash and the vehicle may have been racing.