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Crash probe looks at steering wheel

Updated: March 18, 2013, 7:48 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Authorities are investigating whether a faulty steering wheel caused a California raceway crash that killed two people, including the young cousin of the teenage driver, officials said Monday.

The Yuba County Sheriff's Department is looking into witness reports that the detachable steering wheel came off just before 17-year-old Chase Johnson's car careened off the dirt track and crashed into pit row Saturday evening, Undersheriff Jerry Read said.

"It's shaping up ...

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