Sunday, November 28, 2021

Texas racer crashes into spectators, killing two children

CERRVILL, TX. According to authorities, the driver lost control during a drag racing competition in Texas on an airport runway and crashed into a crowd of spectators, killing two children and injuring eight others.

A six-year-old boy and an eight-year-old boy died in a crash Saturday afternoon at an event called Airport Wars 2 at the Kerrville-Kerr County airport, police said in a press release. The organized event was attended by thousands of drivers, featuring drivers accelerating down the runway as they fought for money.

According to the Kerrville police, the driver “lost control and left the runway, crashing into parked cars and hitting spectators watching the races.”

The victims were taken to various hospitals, including a 46-year-old woman who was in critical condition. The authorities said most of the other injuries were not life-threatening, although the condition of the 26-year-old man was unknown. A 4-year-old boy and a 3-month-old girl were taken to the hospital for a routine check-up.

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