Race Event Fatal
Saturday, 8 March 2014 -
Police and other emergency services are in
attendance at a crash at a race event being held at Hampton
Downs. Shortly after 1.00pm Police were called to the race
venue after a serious crash had occurred. The driver of one
of the vehicles competing in a race was killed as a result
of the crash.
Presently the race event has been cancelled
and the site secured for an in-depth investigation by the
Police Serious Crash Unit.
The event today was a pre
1960’s classic car racing
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