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.
UPDATE: State Route 51 northbound is now CLOSED at Shea. All traffic must exit at Shea.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 19, 2020
Expect delays and seek an alternate route like I-17 or Loop 101.
There is no estimated time to reopen the northbound lanes.#phxtraffic pic.twitter.com/9RKoEK7uG7
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