Texas drag race driver slams into spectators, killing 2 children

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Authorities say two children were killed and at least eight others of various ages were injured after a car lost control at a Texas drag racing event Saturday night.

According to police, around 3:20 p.m., a vehicle at the event, “Airport Race Wars 2,” which was taking place at Kerrville Aviation, 1875 Airport Loop at Kerrville-Kerr County Airport, lost control and left the runway, crashing into parked vehicles and striking spectators who were watching the races.

The crash left two kids dead, a 6-year old boy who died at the scene, and an 8-year old boy who was transported to Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville where he was pronounced deceased.

Four people were transported by air ambulances to treatment facilities. A 26 year old man was transported to Dell Seaton Medical Center in Austin and is in unknown condition, a 27 year old woman was transported to University Medical Center in San Antonio and is in non-life threatening critical condition, a 46 year old woman was also transported to University Medical Center in San Antonio and is in critical condition, and the 34 year old driver was transported to San Antonio Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.

Two people were treated and released at the scene, and two children, a four year old boy and a three month old girl, were transported to Peterson Regional Medical Center by ambulance for precautionary evaluations.

Kerrville Police are conducting an investigation into the accident. This investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed at this point.

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