Race Car Kills Two As It Careens Off Track in California Sprint Car Civil War Series

Race cars were doing “hot laps” in warm ups at Marysville Raceway Park when one careened off the track going 90 miles per hour.

The car killed a 14-year-old boy and 68-year-old man when it veered into pit row and hit the two standing side by side, according to The Associated Press. The man was pronounced dead at the scene while the boy was pronounced dead either at the hospital or in the ambulance. The 17-year-old driver, Chase Johnson, was not injured.

”There must have been a mechanical problem,” announcer Steve Blakesley said. ”The car didn’t slow down. ”

Marysville Raceway Park was hosting the California Sprint Car Civil War Series. The park is 40 miles north of Sacramento.

Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Chase Johnson Racing

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