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Santa Monica Man Killed In Apparent Street Race

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SANTA MONICA (AP) — Santa Monica police say a driver has been killed in a crash during an apparent street race.

Authorities say 23-year-old Anupam Sanyal of Santa Monica was killed at about 3 a.m. Saturday when his car sideswiped another vehicle, veered off the road and struck a palm tree.

City News Service says the other car kept going but it was later found abandoned and authorities tracked down the registered owner.

Police Sgt. Mario Toti says the suspected driver was questioned but not immediately arrested.

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