Innocent Woman Killed In Kentucky Street Race

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Innocent Woman Killed In Kentucky Street Race
Innocent Woman Killed In Kentucky Street Race

Many drag strips have street legal nights or something similar where you can take your regular ride and race it against other daily drivers. We think programs like that not only are entertaining but help people get their need for speed out of their system. Sadly, others turn to street racing and it sometimes has deadly consequences, like what happened in Henderson, Kentucky recently.

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A 46-year-old woman is dead after the car she was in was hit head-on by a Dodge Challenger which police say was street racing a Ford Mustang, reports 14 News. This is the sort of thing that happens when you treat public roads like they’re your personal racetrack or drag strip.


The police investigation into this crash revealed that while the Challenger and Mustang were racing, the driver of the Mustang swerved in front of the Mopar, causing it to veer into oncoming traffic. Three people were trapped in one vehicle and two in another, although the report doesn’t confirm how many were in the Dodge.

Thankfully, rescue crews were able to extricate everyone from the two crashed cars in just 20 minutes. That’s quick. Unfortunately, it wasn’t fast enough to save the one woman, who later died at the hospital. The other four people were also transported to the hospital.

Miraculously, the driver of the Ford Mustang returned to the crash scene even though he didn’t hit anyone. He gave a statement to police. No mention of criminal charges were made, but we bet some are coming.

Before anyone says the Mustang driver should’ve just not gone back that’s rather immoral. Plus, he would likely be facing even more charges had he not returned.

Ultimately, the big takeaway here is don’t street race. Or at least if you are going to do it, go somewhere that’s basically deserted and have your buddies stationed to keep some random innocent people from wandering into the middle of your improvised drag strip.

Even better, take it to the track. Find one that will let you race there and get it out of your system. It’s better that way.

Image via 14 News

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