Eight killed in US illegal racing accident

February 17th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Feb 17 (DPA) Eight people were killed and three injured when a car crashed into a group of spectators gathered to watch an illegal drag race (high speed race) in a suburb south of the US capital, according to media reports. It was unclear whether the car was involved in the race around 3 a.m. (local time) Saturday in Accokeek, Maryland, police told the Washington Post.

Most of the victims were in the crowd, but at least one of those killed was a passenger in the car.

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