Driver dead after fiery street-racing crash; 2nd driver sought

PHILADELPHIA -- A young man has been killed in a crash near Lincoln Financial Field after police say he was racing another driver.

Investigators said they are looking for the other driver involved.

It happened around 11:45 p.m. Saturday near 7th Street and Pattison Avenue.

Police said the 23-year-old driver lost control of his Jeep Grand Cherokee and hit a tree.

The Jeep then plowed into a fence and caught on fire.

The man did not make it out of the burning wreckage.

A family member and friend identify the victim as Elias Torres, 23, of Northeast Philadelphia. He leaves behind a one-year-old daughter.



Police do not know the model of the vehicle witnesses said was racing the Jeep.

Any witnesses are asked to call police.
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