Police said they believe that street racing may be to blame for a violent crash that ripped a car in half in Scarborough, Ont., leaving one man dead.

A 25-year-old man died after his Honda Accord hit a pole head-on at Kennedy Road and Finch Avenue just before 6 a.m.

The back half of the car went into the driveway of a nearby gas station, while the front half tore through a phone booth.

Debris from the wrecked car spread 200 metres down the road, Const. Joe McDougall said.

The driver was found unconscious in serious condition. He was taken to Sunnybrook hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police said on Monday afternoon that a second person was in the wrecked car but walked away with minor injuries.

According to police, witnesses saw a black vehicle racing with the car shortly before the crash. Police are looking for a 2004-2006 two-door black Infinity G35.

The intersection was closed to traffic for several hours while police investigated, but it has been reopened.

With files from CTV Toronto's Tamara Cherry