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18-year-old man died after car crash in Pasco

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PASCO, Wash. - A young man died in a car crash at four o'clock Saturday morning and police think he might have been racing another vehicle.

The crash happened on Dock Street in the Port of Pasco.  The wind was blowing as police investigated the accident scene Saturday morning.

Authorities said the car lost control, flipped and hit a streetlight. 

Pasco Police Officer Curtis King said, "Being in hurry will get you no where fast and today it resulted in a fatality leaving this young man dead and the other occupants of the other car wondering why did we do this."

Police report that three young adults were riding in an SUV.  King said, "The investigation shows that they were chasing or racing down Dock Street."

Authorities said the man that died was alone in the car and the passengers in the SUV were taken to police headquarters to be interviewed.

King said the streets are, "clearly posted 30 miles an hour and our investigation shows this vehicle was driving well in excess of 60 miles an hour, maybe even closer to 70 or 80."

Police said a seat belt might have saved this man's life.  King said, "The seat belt was fully intact. It was just simply wasn't being used... I've never unbuckled a dead person yet."

The 18-year-old man suffered extensive head injuries and died at the scene.  Police continue their investigation.