8 dead, 12 hurt at California 200: Prerunner truck flies into crowd
By Michael Sheridan
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
August 15th 2010
An off-road race in California went off the tracks Saturday night, when a truck plowed through a crowd, killing eight people and injuring a dozen others.
The California 200, part of a series held in Soggy Dry Lake near the city of Lucerne Valley in the Mojave Desert, became a nightmare for race fans as dust and darkness masked the tragic accident.
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“There was dust everywhere, people screaming, people running,” David Conklin, a photographer covering the event for off-road magazines, told The Associated Press.