Sedalia, MO Stock Car Racing Accident, Aug 1965
FOUR KILLED IN RACING ACCIDENT.
Sedalia, Mo. (AP) -- Four persons were killed and 13 were injured yesterday when a stock racing car, thrown out of control by a tire blowout, slammed into spectators at the Missouri State Fair.
About 10,000 persons were in the grandstand at the race track when the car, on a time trial for a 100-mile stock car race, left the track and burst through a fence.
Many of the spectators hospitalized were children.
The scene was bedlam. Spectators converged on the area seeking relatives. One trooper broke out in sobs. Women screamed on recognizing their children.
Jest a few seconds before the accident, a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper issued warnings over a loud speaker for the spectators along that section of the fence to leave. He said they were in a restricted area, which was closed to spectators.
The spectators; lined up against the chain link fence enclosing the track, had crawled under a fence to get into the area.
The victims were identified as:
MRS. JACQUELINE BOGARD, St. Louis County, Mo.
GLENN S. TAYLOR, Maysville, Mo.
WILLIAM E. McCARTNEY, 21, Amity, Mo.
RICKIE BRANDT, 4, Wichita, Kan.
BILL CRAIN, Liberty, Mo., driver of the 1964 Dodge stock car, escaped injury.
The accident occurred on the southside of the grandstand as the car was going into the first turn.
Waterloo Courier Iowa 1965-08-29