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68 year-old woman dies after getting struck at a "mud race" event

A 68 year-old female died after a driver of a "Mud race" lost control of his vehicle and entered the crowd of spectators.

Information obtained at the scene indicates “Tequila's Bar”, located at 137 Indian Head Rd. Tornillo, Texas, was sponsoring a "Mud Race" event at a man made track behind the bar.

The 68 year-old female who was seated in the crowd, was struck by the vehicle pinning her against a Chevrolet Pickup truck.

First responders & Life Ambulance Medics quickly tended to the injured woman transporting her to University Medical Center. The 68 year-old Victim later died at the hospital due to the injuries she sustained. The deceased was identified as Martha Camacho (68) of Fabens, Texas.

Further investigation revealed other spectators also suffered injuries as a result of the vehicle going into the crowd. Among the victims included; 36 year-old Lorena Rayos of the 19000 block of Knox Tornillo, TX (suffered burns to left arm) & 1 year old Selene Camacho of the 1000 block of N. Fabens Rd. Fabens, TX (suffered abrasions to face). Both were conscious & alert but were transported to University Medical Center for further treatment.

The driver of the Mug Buggy vehicle is a 47 year-old man from Fort Hancock, TX. He will not be identified at this time as an investigation continues.