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DPS: Street racing may be to blame for deadly crash on SR 51 at Shea

SR51/Shea Crash ADOT 2/18
Posted at 8:56 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 13:54:55-05

PHOENIX — The Department of Public Safety says street racing may be to blame for a deadly crash on SR 51 Tuesday night.

Troopers say witnesses reported seeing two vehicles racing on northbound SR 51 when one vehicle crashed near the Shea overpass.

Authorities say 18-year-old Felix Cardoza, of Buckeye, was driving an Audi when he went went off the right side of the road and hit a concrete retaining wall. The crash caused the vehicle to roll over onto its roof.

Cardoza was pronounced dead at the scene.

A driver and passenger of the second vehicle seen racing were located by troopers. It's unclear if they're facing any charges.


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