Police: Drag Race Turns Deadly in Sparks

A vehicle suspected of being involved in a drag race car crashed into a pickup truck early this morning in Sparks, killing one person and seriously injuring two other people.

Police say the 2005 Subaru four-door in which the victim was a passenger was racing another car when it collided with the pickup
at the intersection of McCarran Boulevard and East York Way.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.

Officers say the pickup had just entered the intersection when it was struck.

The pickup driver was sent to a Reno hospital with life-threatening injuries, while a passenger was ejected and taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the vehicle carrying the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The names of other drivers and passengers were not immediately

An investigation continues into the 1:30 a.m. accident.

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