VALLEY CENTER, Calif. (KGTV) - One person is dead after a car crash left a vehicle nearly split in the North County. The crash occurred on Old Castle Road at Gordon Hill Rd. Police found the vehicle nearly split by a tree. The teenage driver was taken to a nearby hospital but died. Police did not name the driver but said they were from Oceanside. A passenger in the vehicle also suffered minor injuries but is expected to recover. Investigators said they believe speed played a factor in the crash and the vehicle may have been racing.