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Man dies during classic car race at Donington Park

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A man died following a crash during a classic car race at Donington Park. Christian Devereux was driving a Mini Cooper when it crashed into an American Mustang which had spun off the track in Castle Donington, north west Leicestershire. The race, which included more than 20 cars from the 1930s to the 1960s, was stopped when marshals realised the seriousness of the incident yesterday. A statement from Donington Park Racing Ltd said Mr Devereux from Chiswick, London, "succumbed to injuries" after the crash at 4.30pm. One witness, who did not want to be named, said: "It is very sad. I saw the crash happen and to be honest it was no worse than the type of collisions you see at the course on any given week. "You knew it was serious when the race was cancelled and the red flags were raised." The race was part of Donington's Historic Festival which ran all weekend, and attracted visitors from around the country. Leicestershire police are investigating the accident, but are yet to release a statement. Two air ambulances were at the scene. The full statement from Donington said: "It is with great regret that the directors of Donington Park Racing Ltd, operators of Donington Park Circuit, have to report that, following an accident in a race for historic touring cars held as part of the race meeting taking place on Sunday, May 5, the driver of car number 67 (a 1965 Mini Cooper S), Christian Devereux, succumbed to the injuries sustained at approximately 16.30 hours. "The organising race club, HSCC and Donington Park Racing Ltd, together with the circuit's medical and emergency services, will now be co-operating with Leicestershire Police and motorsport's governing body, the Motor Sports Association, in order to determine the cause of this tragic accident."

Man dies during classic car race at Donington Park


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