Deadly Car Crash, Possible Racing Incident Under Investigation

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MODESTO -- Authorities are investigating a deadly single-car crash in Modesto Friday morning.

Around 2:20 a.m. they received multiple calls for gunshots in the area of Prescott Road between Mt Vernon Drive and Plaza Parkway.

Upon arrival a badly wrecked 1998 silver Honda was found on the scene. The driver has died.

Witnesses say two cars appeared to be racing southbound before the crash. The second vehicle fled the scene before police arrived.

Right now, authorities are investigating whether or not the initial gunshots reported are related to the wreck.

The area of Prescott Road will be closed for the next several hours during the investigation.