NASCAR Driver Killed In Speedway Crash

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died Wednesday evening after a crash during a sprint car race at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.

Leffler was 37.

Competing in Bridgeport’s “Night of Wings” event, Leffler was involved in an accident while competing in a heat race—the precursor qualifier to the main event races. While details about the crash are still coming forward, Leffler’s car reportedly flipped on the track’s front stretch, leaving extensive damage to the roof of his car.

Leffler was unable to get out of his car by his own volition, so safety crews on hand had to extricate him from the vehicle. NBC Philadelphia reported that he was taken to Cooper Trauma Center for his injuries, where he was pronounced dead.

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