Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bonita Springs Man Dead At Raceway

Crash Into Sebring Raceway Wall Kills Man

SEBRING, FL. -- A 63-year old man from Bonita Springs died in a crash Friday night about 11 p.m. at the Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida.

Douglas K, Martin was traveling westbound in 2002 GMC pickup truck on a closed portion of the Sebring race track and traveling at a high rate of speed as he entered turn 17 which was a right turn. Martin was unable to maintain control of causing the vehicle to skid into a tire barrier wall.

The vehicle then caught fire upon impact with the tire barrier wall and came to final rest against the tire barrier wall facing in a
north westerly direction. Martin expired in the vehicle as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Investigation continues to determine if alcohol was involved. FHP Trp. Jesse DeBoom was the accident investigator and Cpl. Albert Middleton the homicide investigator.

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