In an incident which rocked the sport of off-road racing, 8 spectators died after a truck plunged into the crowd at the California 200 in Mojave, stunning the off-road racing community.
Many national news outlets are covering this story today. CNN posted this report:
The driver, Brett Sloppy, says in a Facebook message that he is devastated by the accident:
“Soo incredibly lost and devistated [sic] my thoughts and prayers go out to all the familys and friends involved,” the San Marcos resident said on his Facebook page late Sunday. “Thank you too all my friends for sticking with me even thru these tragic times I love you all.”
The Associated Press reports that Sloppy will not be charged; it was an accident. Best In The Desert racing association, which has three races in the Parker area, issued a statement:
Best in the Desert offers sincere condolences to the families, fans and racers affected by the recent MDR tragedy.