CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Speed racing caused an early morning crash killing one person and injuring at least two others, said Cape Coral police.
The crash happened Saturday a little after 4 a.m. on Country Club Boulevard and 38th Terrace.
Police say Marcus Anthony Solloway, 30, died at the scene. Cynthia Astucio, 23, and Patrick Zachary Padilla, 34, who were also in the car, were transported to a nearby hospital.
Officers say Solloway was street racing the driver of a 2004 white Monte Carlo, when Solloway hit a road sign and a tree. His car then passed over the median, hit a mailbox and a parked car before it came to a stop.
Stephanie Furmato was fast asleep when the crash happened. She woke up when she heard the crash and ran outside where she could hear the passengers screaming, “she was screaming, get me out, get me out, get me out.”
Fire crews had to use the jaws of life to free the passengers from the car. Solloway was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are searching for the driver of the Monte Carlo who they say took off from the scene. If you have any information, call the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223. You can also submit an anonymous tip. Go to www.capecops.com/tips or text a tip- text CCPD+”Your Message” to CRIMES (274637). Finally, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.