A spectator at a Pennsylvania speedway was killed when a race car flipped over a fence and crashed into the man’s pickup truck, authorities said.
Richard E.Speck Jr., 67, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said. The crash occurred just before 9.30 p.m. at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg.
Speck was sitting in the back of his pickup truck parked along the track’s infield fence when two race cars coming out of a turn collided, causing one car to lose control and then flip over the fence.
The car struck Speck’s truck, authorities said. Speck suffered multiple traumatic injuries, police and the coroner’s office said in the press release. The race was canceled following the crash.