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Video footage of the moment Sam Fenech drag race driver dies in horror crash

BY Anas Shah Jan 07, 2023. 10:00 pm UPDATED: Jan 07, 2023. 10:38 pm

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This frightening incident occurred when a drag racer’s car flipped over a barrier at 200 mph, killing him.

Dad-of-three Sam Fenech looked to lose control of his vehicle seconds into the competition in Ipswich, Australia.

The famous driver and his rival are captured on terrifying Willowbank Raceway video accelerating quickly at the start of the race.

But shortly after the race has begun, Fenech’s Chevrolet Camaro scuffs up against the wall before veering into the path of his rival.

The automobiles are then smashed to pieces as it crosses the safety barrier and crashes into a camera tower.

Fenech was in serious need of medical attention when paramedics arrived, but he passed away there and then.

At 6.45 p.m. local time on Saturday, he was killed while participating in the Willowbank’s New Year Nitro drag racing event.

An injured cameraman was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening wounds.

The incident is still being investigated, according to Willowbank Raceway.

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A spokesman said: “It is with great sadness that Top Fuel Racing Australia announces that Sam Fenech, driver of the Fabietti Racing Doorslammer, has succumbed to injuries suffered in a racing accident at Willowbank Raceway and passed away this evening.

“We send our love and support to the Fenech family and the whole team at Fabietti Racing.

“The accident is under investigation by QLD Police and other agencies, and as such, there will be no further public comment.”

He tweeted: “To witness this tragedy at Willowbank Raceway tonight is absolutely heartbreaking.

“My heart goes out to Sam’s family, pitcrew, friends and supporters. Also wishing the cameraman a fast recovery too.”

And a fan wrote on social media: “Sam, you lived life on the edge, and you certainly enjoyed life to the fullest.

“Condolences to all your family and friends. One hell of a driver who will be missed. We know the risks and consequences of the sport we enjoy.”

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