GREENVILLE, TX – A teenager about to start his senior year of high school was killed in an accident during a dirt car race in Greenville on Saturday, according to NBC DFW.
The collision happened at the Superbowl Speedway on Saturday night, after the 17-year-old driver of a dirt car crashed his vehicle, which then burst into flames.
The teen, who is not being identified here due to his age, was sent to the hospital with third-degree burns over 60 percent of his body. Later, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The accident has prompted a reevaluation of safety measures in the dirt car racing community, including the use of fire suppression technology.
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