Name of Corvette driver killed in street race released

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Traffic Accident Sea World Drive

SAN DIEGO — Authorities Tuesday identified the 27-year-old driver killed in a street racing crash in Mission Bay Park over the weekend.

Clyde Preston Duncan was driving a 2001 Corvette and racing a black Mercedes on westbound SeaWorld Drive near Friars Road shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office and San Diego police.

Duncan lost control and crashed the Corvette into a palm tree in the center median, authorities said. He was killed on impact.

Duncan’s 28-year-old girlfriend, who was a passenger in the Corvette, suffered minor injuries, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

The Mercedes’ driver fled after the crash, Heims said.