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Street Racing Suspected In Deadly Las Vegas Crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say street racing may be to blame in a crash that killed a 27-year-old Las Vegas man.

Authorities say a 1992 Honda Civic and a 2000 Ford Mustang appeared to be racing on East Charleston Boulevard west of South Sloan Lane just before 10 p.m. Thursday.

When an SUV changed lanes, the Mustang ran into the back of the vehicle and pushed it into the Honda.

The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead on the scene. The 17-year-old driver of the Mustang had minor injuries, and the two people in the SUV were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The name of the man who died has not yet been released.

Officials say this is the 25th fatal crash this year in Las Vegas police jurisdiction.

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