KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a driver lost control during a Texas drag racing event and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two children and injuring eight other people.
A 6-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were killed Saturday at an event called “Airport Race Wars 2” at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport.
The organized event was attended by thousands and involved drivers speeding down a runway as they competed for cash.
The injured victims were taken to various hospitals, including a 46-year-old woman who was in critical condition.
The majority of the other injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Kerville is about 60 miles northwest of San Antonio.