Saturday, February 16, 2008

Deadly Illegal Drag Racing Kills 8 in Maryland

photo credit: Haraz Ghanbari
ACCOKEEK, Md. - Police in Maryland say an eighth person has died after a car roared into a crowd that was watching a drag race on a suburban highway.

Authorities say the driver accidentally drove into the crowd but wasn't part of the race. The spectators had just watched two other cars speed off.

Seven people died at the scene. Police say the latest victim died at a hospital. Six others were injured.

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