Monday, October 12, 2015

Drag racer killed in crash at Letcher County race track

(AP) — A Pike County man has died after a crash at the Mountain Motor Speedway in Isom.

Authorities tell local media that 61-year-old Willard M. Hicks of Shelby Gap was driving in a drag race Saturday evening, lost control of his vehicle, left the track and struck a tree.

Hicks was pronounced dead at a local hospital. No one else was injured in the crash.

Police said it was the first fatal wreck at the speedway in decades.