A race car kills 2 is topping national news headlines this morning, as Yahoo! News reported this Saturday, March 16, that a speeding race car lurched off the track during a race this weekend, tragically killing a man, 68, and a younger fan, a 14-year-old boy.
The headline reading, “Calif. sheriff’s captain: Race car kills 2”, sources report that following a race car flying off the track and straight into the pit row this Saturday night at a Calif. raceway, ending the lives of two spectators, said officials.
It was only during the practice laps that several cars were on the track when the race car slammed into pit row and the victims, who were next to one another. The Sheriff’s Captain added that the 68-year-old man and 14-year-old boy were linked to a specific race car or driver, but the connection was yet unknown.
The 17-year-old driver at the helm of the race car and the other fans were not reported to be injured, he added.
While the elderly man was killed immediately from the crash at the Marysville Raceway Park, the teen was pronounced dead sometime later in the ambulance or at the hospital.
Although the exact cause of the race car crash that killed two is still unknown, mechanical failure is possibly believed to be the problem. One announcer, Steven Blakesley, said that from the stands it seemed that the young driver — speeding at over 90 mp — was unable to turn.
"There must have been a mechanical problem," Blakesley said. "The car didn't slow down. "
The announcer added that the next thing he saw following the car crash was CPR being performed on the two individuals, and later a body being covered with crime scene tape being put in place.