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Drag racer Blake Williams killed in Texas

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to Dragzine.com, a 23-year-old drag racer was killed, while another was injured late Thursday evening in a racing accident in Dallas, Texas. Blake Williams was dead on the scene in the two-car accident.

The Burleson, Texas native, who was 23-years-old, was reportedly racing alongside a Ford Mustang at Yello Belly Dragstrip in Grand Prairie. An official cause of death has not been announced yet.

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The driver lost control of their vehicle near the finish line, striking Williams’ car and then coming to a stop off the track. Williams struck a tree and, according to the publication, caused an explosion upon impact.

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He was ejected from the vehicle.

“The Mustang slid a little bit and then you see him veer over into the lane of the other car,” Allen Roberson Jr. told Fox 4 News. “You see a cloud of smoke and a quick explosion.”

The Mustang driver is expected to recover. The incident happened at 11:30 pm CST and the track was closed as of daybreak as the authorities did their investigation.

There has been a GoFundMe account that has been established to assist Williams’ girlfriend and his young child. As of this time, there were $5,270 of their $20K goal.

According to Fox4, he has a wife and two young children. They were at the track and witnessed the accident.

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There was also a Facebook Live of the crash, too.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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