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Texas Drag Race Driver Slams Into Spectators, Killing 2 Kids

A 6-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were killed in Saturday's crash at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport.

10/24/2021 11:23:00 PM

A 6-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were killed in Saturday's crash at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport.

A 6-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were killed in Saturday's crash at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport.

10/24/2021 03:57pm EDTKERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — A driver lost control during a Texas drag racing event on an airport runway and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two children and injuring eight other people, authorities said.A 6-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were killed in the crash Saturday afternoon at an event called “Airport Race Wars 2” at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport, police said in a news release. The organized event was attended by thousands and involved drivers speeding down a runway as they competed for cash.

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AdvertisementThe driver “lost control and left the runway, crashing into parked vehicles and striking spectators who were observing the races,” Kerrville police said.A police officer stands watch over the scene of a fatal drag racing crash at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport in Kerrville, Texas, on Saturday.

via Associated PressThe injured victims were taken to various hospitals, including a 46-year-old woman who was listed in critical condition. The majority of the other injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, although the condition of a 26-year-old man was unknown, authorities said. A 4-year-old boy and a 3-month-old girl were taken to a hospital for precautionary evaluations. headtopics.com

Authorities have not released the identities of the two children who were killed at the event about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northwest of San Antonio.The Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau’spromoted the event as an “action packed, family-friendly day” in which fans could watch the “fastest drag cars compete for over $8000 in total prizes.”

AdvertisementUpward of 3,500 people were in attendance, according to Louis Amestoy, a freelance journalist who was at the event.The race was an eighth of a mile (0.2 kilometers) long, and water-filled plastic barriers lined the course. But Amestoy said they didn’t extend past the finish line, leaving no protection between spectators and cars as they were slowing down at the end of the race.

Spectators could get within about 15 feet (4.6 meters) of the track, and many watched the race from lawn chairs in the absence of stands. Organizers reminded people to stay in the grass and off the asphalt, Amestoy told The Associated Press in a phone interview.

The driver was nearing the end of the strip when the car veered off course, Amestoy said. Read more: HuffPost »

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So horrible, hard to believe take could actually happen! 😪 this is terrible news

Texas drag race driver slams into spectators, killing 2 kidsA driver lost control during a Texas drag racing event on an airport runway and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two children and injuring eight other people, authorities say. A 6-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were killed in the crash. Coulda gone the day without knowing that, thanks. Prison for life! A very similar thing happened several years ago in TN. Afterwards, safety regulations were put into place for events like this. I don’t know if that would happen in today’s TN. But this was long enough ago that words like “safety” and “regulations” weren’t anathema to the GOP.

Drag racer slams into spectators in Texas; 2 killed, 5 hurtKERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — A driver lost control during a Texas drag racing event and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two and injuring at least five others Saturday, authorities said. The crash occurred Saturday afternoon at an event called “Airport Race Wars 2” at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport, police said in a news release. My condolences to those families affected, nobody went to the races to die, likewise nobody went to work on a film set to die; charge those responsible. Boy it's almost like vehicles with hundreds of horse power are dangerous Not good

2 children dead as vehicle plows into spectators at Texas drag racing eventTwo children were killed and several other people were seriously injured after a drag racer lost control and plowed into spectators at an event in Texas . This was NOT a NHRA sanctioned event held at an airport not a drag strip with no wall between spectators and drag races What is Texas the Florida of Mexico?

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Two children dead, eight people hurt when drag racer veers off trackThe track competition was part of the 'Airport Race Wars 2' event and was being held at an airport in Texas . Texas rednecks being Texas rednecks Think tedcruz and laurenboebert will make nasty comments about this guy, too?