1 dead in possible street-racing crash in Upland, police say

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One person died in an Upland crash that police say may have been caused by street racing. (KABC)

One person died in an Upland crash that police say may have been caused by street racing.

Upland police say the single-vehicle crash was reported around 4:30 p.m. at Euclid Avenue north of 8th Street.

They say it appears the car was traveling fast southbound on Euclid and lost control, leaving the road and wrapping around a tree.

Witnesses said it appeared the Chevrolet HHR SS turbo was racing a Camaro from a traffic light before it lost control.

Friends identified the driver as Geoffrey Haffner, believed to be 28 years old.

Authorities noted that a restaurant full of diners was close to the crash scene and a "mass casualty situation" might have occurred had the car not been stopped by the tree.

Police also said they believe alcohol was a factor, saying they could smell it at the crash scene.
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