Crash During Race at Missouri State Fair Injures 5

August 21, 2012

Three people are hospitalized and two others suffered minor injuries after an accident during a charity race at the Missouri State Fair.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened Sunday night during the Battle of the Badges race, which involved old police cars.

Patrol spokesman Sgt. Collin Stosberg says one of the cars came around a curve, drove through a fence and into a pit, striking five spectators. He says a man from Columbia, and two women from California, Mo., were flown to area hospitals with serious injuries.

Two men from Columbia were treated at the scene. The car’s driver was uninjured.

A crash during an earlier race Sunday seriously injured a 15-year-old Carrollton driver after he lost control of his vehicle. He was hospitalized with serious injuries.

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