Video footage captures the moment a Texas drag racer loses control of the vehicle and crashes into a crowd – .

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Video footage captures the moment a Texas drag racer loses control of the vehicle and crashes into a crowd – .


Video footage captured the moment a drag racer lost control of his Mustang during a race and crashed into a crowd, killing two young boys aged six and eight.

The crash happened near the end of the airstrip “runway”, on a section without security barriers, at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport on Saturday afternoon, with the two children killed n ‘that have not yet been identified.

Eight other spectators and the driver were also injured as a result of the accident.

The video posted to Facebook saw two of the side-by-side racing vehicles running their engines before the start of the race.

The Mustang, on the right, was then seen speeding down the track with a cloud of dust behind.

It wasn’t long before the Mustang was then seen spinning in the back of the other vehicle and heading swiftly towards the crowd.

The vehicle then crashed into parked cars and struck bystanders watching the event, according to a report from the Kerrville Police Department.

Police said a 6-year-old boy died at the scene while an 8-year-old boy died in hospital.

Among the eight injured were two women, 46 and 27, who were classified in critical condition. A 26-year-old man was also taken to hospital, but his condition is not known.

The unidentified driver, 34, has been described by police as “stable,” NBC News reports.

The race car veered off course and crashed into spectators and parked cars

On Saturday, amateur runners competed inside the Kerville-Kerr County Airport

Organizers had installed water barriers during races in Kerrville, Texas

Organizers had installed water barriers during races in Kerrville, Texas

Two other people were treated at the scene and released, and a 3-month-old girl and a 4-year-old boy were hospitalized for “precautionary assessments”.

The victims were taken to medical centers in Kerrville, Austin and San Antonio.

The crash happened Saturday afternoon on a makeshift runway at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport with 3,500 people in attendance. The site was hosted by the ‘Airport Race Wars 2’ event.

The event, aimed at hobbyist drivers, was hosted by Flyin ‘Diesel Performance, a local auto store near the airport.

More than 3,500 people were in attendance, according to Louis Amestoy, a freelance journalist at the event.

The race was an eighth of a mile (0.2 km) long and plastic barriers filled with water lined the course.

But Amestoy said they didn’t cross the finish line, leaving no protection between spectators and cars as they slowed down at the end of the race.

Spectators could approach about 15 feet (4.6 meters) from the track, and many watched the race from lawn chairs in the absence of stands.

Organizers reminded people to stay on the grass and off the asphalt, Amestoy told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

The driver was nearing the end of the track when the car deviated from its lane, Amestoy said.

Kerrville Police have released a statement on the crash and are currently investigating the incident

Kerrville Police have released a statement on the crash and are currently investigating the incident

The event was part of the Race Wars 2 competition, organized by Flyin 'Diesel Performance

The event was part of the Race Wars 2 competition, organized by Flyin ‘Diesel Performance

“We ask you to pray for everyone involved,” race organizer Ross Dunagan, owner of the auto store, said in a Facebook post.

One of the spectators, Brittany Lehman, told the Kerrville Daily Times that the car collided with spectators after crossing the finish line.

Lehman was at the event cheering on her husband when she saw the crash, followed by black smoke and people running.

“They said ‘Get your kids out of here,’ Lehmann told the Daily Times.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

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