Two children were killed and eight others were injured at a Texas drag racing event on Saturday.
The Kerrville Police Department said two boys, ages 6 and 8, died at a popular afternoon event called “Airport Race Wars 2” that attracted thousands to the Kerrville-Kerr County airport.
The police added that the driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a crowd of spectators.
This photo shows the aftermath of an accident at the Kerrville airport today where a Race Wars event ended in tragedy. We are headed to the scene and will report more information as it becomes available but we're being told 2 children were killed and 5 people critically injured. pic.twitter.com/eiu0g587D5
— Jim Lefko (@jimlefko) October 23, 2021
The police revealed that the incident took place around 3:20 p.m. with the driver speeding down the runway when he lost control, “crashing into parked vehicles and striking spectators who were observing the races.”
Moreover, four victims, ages 26 to 46, were airlifted to nearby hospitals from the scene, which is about 60 miles northwest of San Antonio, according to the statement.
Two other children were transported to Peterson Regional Medical Center for precautionary evaluations.
Later on, the 34-year-old driver was taken to San Antonio Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.