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UPDATE: Instructor Killed in Accident Summit Point Raceway's HyperFest

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened just after 5:15 p.m. The male driver made a sharp left turn, lost control, and crashed into a tree.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, W.Va. - A driving instructor died Saturday after an accident at the HyperFest at the Summit Point Raceway in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened just after 5:15 p.m. The male driver made a sharp left turn, lost control, and crashed into a tree.

The passenger, who was the instructor, died from blunt-force trauma, according to Sgt. Robert Sell, with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The victim's name will not be released until his family is notified.

The driver was taken by ambulance to Winchester Medical Center.

A separate crash happened around 2:30 p.m. at the raceway when two vehicles crashed into each other, according to Sell. One person had to be flown to the hospital. This was for the Lightning Road Race.





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