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PD: Deadly crash may be linked to street racing

Posted at 7:21 PM, Jun 05, 2016

Street racing may be to blame for a deadly accident in Phoenix Sunday morning.

Crews were called to the scene near 47th Avenue and Thomas Road around 11:30 a.m.

According to Phoenix police, a 23-year-old man was driving too fast and lost control of his Chevrolet Camaro causing it to spin into oncoming traffic. 

The Camaro was struck on the passenger side by a Chevy Equinox driven by a 30-year-old man.

Witnesses told police the Camaro had been racing with another vehicle right before the crash.

The passenger of the Camaro, 17-year-old Jonathan Guardad, was transported to the hospital where he later died. The man driving the Camaro was also transported. His survival is "questionable," according to Phoenix police.

Immediately after the crash, authorities say the passengers in the Equinox, except the driver, grabbed beer from the car and fled on foot.

One of the passengers, Refugio Gonzalez, was captured by officers and booked into jail for an outstanding arrest warrant. The other fleeing passengers have not been found.

Police say both drivers showed signs of impairment. 

Homicide related charges may be filed pending the survival of the Camaro driver. 

The driver of the Equinox was processed for DUI and may face charges pending toxicology results.